Are you considering raising pigs for meat? Not sure where to begin? Raising pigs can be difficult, but it can also be profitable and rewarding in many ways. I’ve raised pigs for a large portion of my life. There are many reasons to raise pigs, but whatever your reasons are, you need to have a […]
Pigs produce up to 10 pounds of manure each day. That’s so much pig manure. Every. Single. Day. This means that pig manure adds up fast. What should you do with all of that pig manure? If you have pigs, you need to make sure that your are managing that manure properly. Read on to […]
As an animal scientist, agriculture teacher and hog farmer, I get asked questions about pigs all of the time. If you have pigs on your farm, odds are that you (at some point) will be expecting piglets. If that’s the case, then you will find yourself with a pregnant gilt or sow as well. In this […]
I have decided over the years that I would raise my pigs on concrete. Raising pigs on pasture works really well for some people, but I have been unsuccessful with it myself. Read on to see why I’ve chosen to raise my pigs on concrete.
Pigs get a bad rap as being smelly, dirty, destructive — and on and on. And truthfully if they’re not done right, they can be all of those things. Pigs, perhaps more than any other species, need adequate space if you don’t want them to stink to high heaven and live in literal slop 24/7. […]
One thing that separates a productive homestead from an expensive hobby farm is the homesteader’s ability to close waste loops and recycle nutrients back into the production system. Here are three easy ways to get started accomplishing this task…