Pigs

KuneKune Pigs: A Hardy Homestead Breed
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Kathy Petersen – 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 …

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How to Build a Portable Pig Feeder
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

In 2017, I raised two pigs as an experiment. I wanted to see how much work they were and what the cost was to go from feeder pigs to freezer. …

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

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, develop quickly, and …

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7 Pasture Pig Breeds for the Small Farm
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Raising pasture pig breeds is talked about frequently in farming discussions. Not too far back in agrarian history, pasture pig breeds were more common. Keeping a few pigs intended for …

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The Best Barbecue Ribs: Secrets to Barbecue Joint-Quality Ribs
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 ribs have intense …

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Different Types of Housing for Pigs
February 15, 2019 . · 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 …

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Tools for a Successful Electric Pig Fence
February 15, 2019 . · 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. When …

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6 Pig Farming Equipment Essentials for Your Farm
February 15, 2019 . · 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 …

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What Not to Feed Pigs
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Mel Dickinson – 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 …

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How to Make a Pig Waterer from PVC Pipe
February 15, 2019 . · 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 …

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Feeding a Pig (For Market)
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Mel Dickinson – The spring and summer are a great time to bring pigs onto your farm or homestead. Within a few months, it is possible to have homegrown …

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8 Pig Diseases the Small Producer Should Know
February 15, 2019 . · 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 …

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KuneKunes: The Pigs That Smile Back
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 pigs have many …

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An Academic (and Organic) Approach to the Mulefoot Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 hog in 2015, …

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Saving the Meishan Pig and Ossabaw Island Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

The Meishan and Ossabaw pig breeds are two very dissimilar breeds. They are both at a critical juncture in their history. While one breed is from the United States, the …

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