Pigs

Raising Spotted Pigs: Gloucestershire Old Spot

 We love raising pigs for meat, so I was excited to try a new pig breed. One bite of that succulent pork roast, and I knew I was on to something.

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What Can Pigs Eat Out of Your Garden?
June 26, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites One common question I get is “What can pigs eat out of my garden?” The short answer to this question is pigs can eat pretty much anything, …

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The Big Adventures of Piggy Smalls

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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, …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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, …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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