Pigs

What Not to Feed Pigs

As important as it is to know what to feed pigs, it is just as important to know what not to feed pigs. Raising pigs on your farm or homestead is a rewarding experience.

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What Type of Pastured Pig Fencing is Best for You?
April 20, 2022 · · Pigs

You’ve done your research and found the perfect pasture pig for your farm. Knowing what pigs you want to raise is the first step. Now, let’s talk pastured pig fencing!

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Free-Ranging With Hardy Pig Breeds
March 23, 2022 · · Pigs

Free-ranging allows pigs to satisfy their curious natures and engage in fulfilling activities. They can improve land fertility and diversity, assist farmers in their work, and provide tasty and nutritious food.

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How to Build a Portable Pig Feeder
March 10, 2022 · · 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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Pig Raising Basics: Bringing Home Your Feeder Pigs
February 28, 2022 · · Pigs

If you’re just starting out with feeder pigs, these pig-raising basics will help you on your new journey.

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Buying a 4-H Pig – Making the Right Choice
February 28, 2022 · · Pigs

If only buying a 4-H pig breed was as easy as grabbing the first piglet you see and raising it to market weight! Wouldn’t that be hilarious and interesting?

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Raising Piglets – Off to a Successful Start
February 25, 2022 · · 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.

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Raising Spotted Pigs: Gloucestershire Old Spot
February 20, 2022 · · Pigs

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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8 Pig Diseases the Small Producer Should Know
January 24, 2022 · · 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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5 Hog Breeds for the Backyard Homesteader
January 18, 2022 · · 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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Raising Pigs for Profit
January 3, 2022 · · 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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Breed Profile – The Red Wattle Pig
December 27, 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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How to Start Pig Farming Today
December 20, 2021 · · Pigs

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 who raised homestead pigs.

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10 Pig Breeds for the Homestead
December 14, 2021 · · 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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Amazing Mangalitsa! Pigs for Sustainable Farming
December 6, 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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