We’ve had dairy goats on our farm for nearly 10 years now and a commercial dairy for eight. We have learned, over time, that there are things you need to be able to know about your goats at any moment’s notice and that you will never remember on your own.
Farming pigs is, it turns out, not that hard: You feed them and they grow into a marketable commodity. A new pig farmer will, however, be faced with a number of decisions during those six or so months of homing a porcine presence, some large and others small.
Sandy soil can lead to erosion problems and nutrient leaching, but fixing the problem is simple: Just add mulch.
Ideally, a mulch layer will also soak up water like a sponge, keep the soil below it cool and prevent excess evaporation of water.