raising-pigs

Breed Profile – The Red Wattle Pig
March 5, 2020 · · 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.

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How to Make Lard from Pork Fat
February 10, 2020 · · Homesteading

Leaning how to make lard is not only easy, but it saves money and is healthier for you than store-bought lard because you know where your pig fat came from.

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Different Types of Housing for Pigs
February 9, 2020 · · Pigs

Just like any other type of livestock, pigs have three basic requirements: food, water, and shelter. Compared to other animals, housing for pigs can be fairly minimal as long as it protects them from wind, rain, and the elements.

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10 Pig Breeds for the Homestead
February 5, 2020 · · Pigs

Has the time come to add pig breeds to your list of homestead goals? With the proper homestead fencing and pig shelter, the quick grow out time for most pig breeds makes them an ideal protein to raise on a small farm. If you are ready to take on the project of raising pigs, learn which of the pig breeds is right for your family.

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Castrating Pigs, Lambs, and Goat Kids
February 4, 2020 · · Pigs

Castrating pigs and other livestock is often done right on the farm. The supplies needed are found in a farm first aid box.

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6 Pig Farming Equipment Essentials for Your Farm
December 14, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites There are not a lot of must-have pig farming equipment items for homestead hog raising. Besides the infrastructure needed for almost any livestock, other tools are rarely …

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An Academic (and Organic) Approach to the Mulefoot Hog
November 25, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Guide to How to Butcher a Pig
November 11, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Roger Sherfield – The hardest part of getting that homestead hog from pen to freezer is the part that most people don’t like to talk about: —harvesting. …

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Tools for a Successful Electric Pig Fence
November 3, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Wintering Pigs on Pasture
October 14, 2019 · · Pigs

What could be more fun and exciting than seeing a group of pasture piglets running through the warm, green grass of summer? Not much in my opinion!

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Farm Piglets for Sale in Today’s Market
September 20, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites 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 …

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The Best Barbecue Ribs: Secrets to Barbecue Joint-Quality Ribs
September 8, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What is Rotational Grazing and Why is it Misunderstood?
May 28, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites With Spencer Smith – Many people want to know what is rotational grazing and why is it misunderstood? Good grazing practices are often thought of as rotational …

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The Secrets to Barbecue Joint-Quality Ribs
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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