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.
On the homestead there are some amusing lessons to be learned and sometimes you have no choice other than to learn them. These unexpected moments can make for the best stories. I know a few of ours have spread from acreage to acreage in our neighborhood. The tale of the pig who got stuck is […]
The benefits of raising pigs are obvious… Bacon, pork chops, sausage, roasts, hams… Did I mention bacon? The meat ratio for 60% to 75% second only to turkeys. So they are worth the effort, especially with meat prices rising. Pigs are easy to raise, they require the basics: food, water, shelter, and space if you […]