Pigs

7 Pasture Pig Breeds for the Small Farm
May 1, 2019 . · Pigs

Raising pasture pig breeds is talked about frequently in farming discussions. Not too far back in agrarian history, pasture pig breeds were more common. Keeping a few pigs intended for …

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The Big Adventures of Piggy Smalls

By Justin Thaxton, West Virginia People say pigs are smarter than dogs. I don’t know if dogs should be flattered  by the fact that their kind is the standard by which …

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KuneKune Pigs: A Hardy Homestead Breed
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Kathy Petersen – KuneKune pigs are making their way into small scale farming operations across the country. You may ask yourself what makes these pigs so special … the simple …

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Sow Care During Farrowing and Lactation
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Sow care during gestation, farrowing and lactation is the key to healthier piglets. When piglets have a strong start in life they are more likely to thrive, develop quickly, and …

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The Best Barbecue Ribs: Secrets to Barbecue Joint-Quality Ribs
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

My first bite of spicy, saucy barbecue ribs in a local ribs restaurant put me on a quest to perfect this ultimate finger food. The best barbecue ribs have intense …

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Tools for a Successful Electric Pig Fence
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

The old adage goes: a fence should be horse high, hog tight, and bull strong. In a homesteading lifestyle where livestock is raised, quality fencing is of the utmost priority. When …

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How to Make a Pig Waterer from PVC Pipe
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Filling your freezer with homegrown pork is one of the most gratifying experiences when it comes to homesteading. The initial cost of equipment when getting into pig farming, however, can get …

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An Academic (and Organic) Approach to the Mulefoot Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Cherie Dawn Haas – When Bill Landon and Sharyn Jones, of Pleasant Ridge Hamlets in Kentucky, chose to branch into the unknown and begin raising the Mulefoot hog in 2015, …

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Saving the Meishan Pig and Ossabaw Island Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

The Meishan and Ossabaw pig breeds are two very dissimilar breeds. They are both at a critical juncture in their history. While one breed is from the United States, the …

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Farm Piglets for Sale in Today’s Market
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Finding you have extra farm piglets for sale can happen occasionally. Pig breeders have a product that is more popular at certain times of the year. It may be that more people show …

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Raising Piglets: Ensuring Your Little Ones Are Born Safely
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Jodi Cronauer, Patton, Pennsylvania – Springtime! The time of rebirth, awakening, and babies! For those of us raising piglets, this is a time of little ones running through the fields and …

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Free Range Pig Farming on the Homestead
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Al Doyle – With free-range pig farming, you’ll be raising your own high-quality meat. Like other home-raised food products, meat from a homestead hog is far superior in texture and …

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Important Piglet Care Facts to Know
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

What kind of piglet care should you be prepared for when raising pigs? Fortunately, the sow normally does all of the hard work for you. There are a few piglet …

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Misery Loves Company: Raising a Tamworth Pig
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Kevin G. Summers – I was attempting to be clever and literary when I named our new Tamworth pig Misery. I had no idea that her name would be a …

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Breed Profile – The Red Wattle Pig
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

The docile Red Wattle Pig has a mysterious history among heritage pig breeds. Sadly, it’s on the Threatened list of The Livestock Conservancy. When you look at the Red Wattle pig, …

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