We are experienced butcher, but processing our first pork gave us the opportunity to develop some new skills. Here are some of the things we learned, and the cuts we tried out for our first pig. Also, watch a stop-motion video as we break down an entire side. Learn something new every day!
Wondering what the most common swine diseases are? There are several pig diseases that you should be aware of if you raise pigs. I’ve listed the most common pig diseases. Being aware of the diseases is important, but so is diagnosing pig diseases. Pig diseases and symptoms will vary with age group, housing situations, stress […]
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 […]