Pigs

KuneKunes: The Pigs That Smile Back
October 12, 2021 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Jill J Easton – Are you looking for pigs you can live with and enjoy, but that will also provide delectable table fare? Consider KuneKunes. These heritage …

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6 Pig Farming Equipment Essentials for Your Farm
September 27, 2021 · · Pigs

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 used. Shelter, secure fencing, and a container to hold plenty of fresh water are the bare bones of hog raising.

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Bedding Pigs on Pasture
September 20, 2021 · · Pigs

It’s that time of year again. The nights are longer, the days shorter, and the temperatures colder. With weather like this, it is time to talk about bedding for your pigs on pasture.

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Choosing a Butcher for Your Pasture Pigs
September 13, 2021 · · Pigs

Raising pigs on pasture not only means you have healthier pigs and have paid less to raise them, but also that you have better-quality pork. So, you’ve taken the extra steps to raise your pork differently, now what?

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How to Build A-Frame Pig Shelters
September 3, 2021 · · Pigs

We have found that our A-frame pig shelters are the best protection for our pigs when raising pigs on pasture. Whether farrowing outdoors or just providing shelter to your adult pigs, some of the important things to consider are shape, space, dryness, and function.

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Amazing Mangalitsa! Pigs for Sustainable Farming
August 31, 2021 · · Pigs

Mangalitsa pigs are hardy, disease resistant, and adaptable. They thrive in free-range systems, being excellent foragers and skillful mothers. They make the perfect workers on homesteads and sustainable farms.

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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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Permaculture Design for Pigs, the Farmer’s Friend
August 9, 2021 · · Pigs

Including pigs in your permaculture design saves labour and provides healthy exercise and a varied diet for your hogs, leading to overall better welfare and tastier products.

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Breed Profile – The Red Wattle Pig
August 2, 2021 · · 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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Raising Pigs for Profit
July 25, 2021 · · Pigs

Finding the best return on your investment when raising pigs for profit is the ultimate goal. Piglets are cute and fun to watch, but they grow quickly and require a lot of grain to grow to market weight.

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How to Build a Portable Pig Feeder
July 18, 2021 · · Pigs

In 2017, I raised two pigs as an experiment. I wanted to see how much work and cost goes into raising feeder pigs. The final cost of the pork was much lower then what the supermarket charges and the taste of the meat was superior.

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5 Hog Breeds for the Backyard Homesteader
July 12, 2021 · · 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.

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8 Pig Diseases the Small Producer Should Know
July 4, 2021 · · Pigs

While pigs are generally a hardy livestock to raise, you should be aware of certain pig diseases and how to proceed, should your pig become ill. Pigs raised with good hygiene, appropriate shelter and nutritious food will have few problems but can still become infected.

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How Smart are Pigs? Sharp Minds Need Stimulation
June 29, 2021 · · Pigs

Pig intelligence studies reveal how smart are pigs and how their perspective requires consideration when handling and housing them.

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How to Raise Hogs to be Happy and Naturally Healthy
June 14, 2021 · · Pigs

How to raise hogs in a comfortable and enjoyable environment that meets their physical and behavioral needs. Here are seven essentials for pig happiness that will enhance their health and production.

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