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 […]
There are so many options out there when you are trying to decide what type of pigs you should purchase for your farm. I’ll walk you through what some of the most popular breeds have to offer. I’ll also give you a heads up on some things to keep in mind when you are considering […]
If you raise pigs for meat, one of the problems you’ll be faced with is choosing a boar to breed to or to purchase for your farm. There are many things that you should take into consideration before choosing a boar. This article will get you started in the process of choosing the best boar […]
Raising pigs on your homestead can provide quality meat for your family and can be an enjoyable experience. Before you dive in though, you should really educate yourself about what to expect while raising pigs and how to prepare for their arrival first.