Pigs

Tools for a Successful Electric Pig Fence
November 29, 2021 · · Pigs

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 utmost priority.

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How to Build a Portable Pig Feeder
November 23, 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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KuneKune Pigs: A Hardy Homestead Breed
November 15, 2021 · · Pigs

KuneKune pigs are making their way into small scale farming operations across the country. You may ask yourself what makes these pigs so special … the simple answer is everything!

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How to Make a Pig Waterer from PVC Pipe
November 8, 2021 · · Pigs

Filling your freezer with homegrown pork is one of the most gratifying experiences when it comes to homesteading. The initial cost of equipment when getting into pig farming, however, can get expensive and may limit your ability to add them to your homestead.

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Different Types of Housing for Pigs
October 25, 2021 · · 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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Wintering Pigs on Pasture
October 19, 2021 · · 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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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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Free-Ranging With Hardy Pig Breeds
September 28, 2021 · · 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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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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