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Farm Name: Winter Farm

Year Farm Established: 2010

Location: Williams, OR

Years I’ve been farming: 5 years

Animals I raise: Steer, 12 Chickens, one goat. 4 dogs and one cat

Crops I grow: Corn, tomatoes, squash, Peas, artichoke, bell peppers, hot peppers,and strawberries

Hobbies I enjoy: Fishing and my farm

Pets: Hate to say it, but they are all pets

Farm Motto: Life is great if you don't weaken

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  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Ask away and if I don't know, P2 (our 4H-er) should know and if not we have friends that have delt with pigs longer then we have.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/13/2013 06:11.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Well the one we got on our son's show bull right now is homemade, but I need to find another one soon. Rain set in today and I have a coon problem now.

If you want to, you can keep a female and the freeze pig (barrow) in the same pen and then put your boar in another place.

Depending on the size of litter that the sow or gilt is carrying it takes up to 114 days (+/-) 2 or 3 days for them to have them. They will abort if they don't have at least 4 healthy babies in them. They cycle every 18 to 21 days.

There has been some research that high tailheads in gilts/sows will give you more problems when they farrow.

Have your planned for a 1st aid kit. Don't forget the superglue and the Jack Daniels. Sometimes you have to get them drunk in order to mix pigs are right after they pass the after birth.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/11/2013 09:17.35 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm having a hard time find the cow size turn out halters without the adjustment on the bottom.

We keep our boar by him self but close enough to talk to the ladies. We try to keep two in a pen which is 14'x14' with a 1/4 shelter and a roof over half.

Sunburn issues happen with smaller piglets and if you keep a mud wallow you wont have that issue. But it's hard to keep them nice and white to show if they have a mud wallow. We have a porch misting systems that help keep them cool.

We like to feed our hogs a slop so they spend more time in the feed trough then moving from feed trough to water trough.

We do let them out when someone is home. But we have farrel hog issues so I don't let them stay out 24/7.

You can train them to electric fence until you get a Ruby and she learned how to short them.

Pig are very smart.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/10/2013 07:16.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Pigs are great, 1st are you wanting to feed to freezer or feed to breed? Do you want them in a dirt pen or on cement?

White is dominate in pigs and they sun burn very easy.

We feed according to body condition and wet their feed. They don't spend time running between feed pan and water trough.

If you are wanting to breed, you need to get a young boar and raise him up so you know what his temperment is.

Pen are easy to construct and sometimes you can use electric fence on them unless you have a Ruby on your hands and she knows how to short them to get to the other side.

Ask me questions and either our son (P2) or will answer them as quick as we can

Where did you find the turn out halter at?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/07/2013 06:36.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Some editing needed!
We have grown some and lost some here. up to 37 hens one rooster. Lost two steers due to bad hay and gained one goat, Belle

Come visit me, Winter Farm.

03/06/2013 10:43.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Where's the pig?


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08/24/2012 09:17.50 AM Report This Comment  
  great picture

Come visit me, Brent & Kim Wessel.

08/23/2012 12:57.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome, Love the cattle pics. We have fainting goats as well but cows are my weakness. We love them.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

08/20/2012 07:37.23 PM Report This Comment  


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