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.
Are you thinking about adding pigs to your homestead? Pigs are a great homestead animal but there are a few things you should know before you get started.
…and then there was that time we brought home our feeder pigs and they got scared and ran right out the barn door that we’d forgotten to close. Oh, sure. It’s funny now. Read the story of how we finally caught up with them.