Pigs

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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How to Make Hog Head Cheese
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Don’t make the mistake of thinking pigs produce only chops, bacon and ham. You can also make hog head cheese. When raising pigs for meat, you’ll get many other products you might not …

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Raising Piglets – Off to a Successful Start
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Your first time raising piglets is about to start. The sow you cared for is ready to farrow. When the sow begins to ready for farrowing pigs, she will stay more to herself. This …

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How to Start Pig Farming Today
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

By Marc Burdiss – I’ve always wanted pigs and been curious to learn how to start pig farming. I’ve never owned pigs, never even was a close friend of someone …

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Tips on How to Raise a Pig for Meat
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

By Todd Quinn – I never thought I would raise my own pig, but as Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am an old man, but a new gardener.” Well, I …

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Raising Pigs for Meat in Your Own Backyard
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

By Kay Wolfe – There was a time when every rural household had a pig or two they were “fattening” for the winter. In just one generation, natural pig farming …

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5 Hog Breeds for the Backyard Homesteader
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Raising pigs for meat is a great step toward self-sustaining living, and there are several hog breeds that appear on guides to pig farming for beginners. When we first acquired …

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Pig Pointers: Pig Farming for Beginners
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

By Samuel E. Ledsworth – These pointers are useful to homesteaders interested in raising pigs for meat, especially those seeking guidance on pig farming for beginners. Buy two or three feeder pigs early in …

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How to Make a Homemade Pig Waterer
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

By Leo Muller – I would like to share with readers how I was able to make a homemade pig waterer for my feeder pigs without the use of electricity. We are …

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Cold Weather Tips for Raising Hogs for Meat
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Cold weather requires some planning for any homesteader raising hogs for meat. In the area of proper nutrition, thought and extra effort must be given to available supplies of fresh …

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