If you’re new to raising pigs, it’s not always obvious when they’re at slaughter weight. Here’s a tape-measure trick can give you an idea of a pig’s weight.
Respiratory ailments similar to human colds, flu and pneumonia affect cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats. Here are symptoms as well as treatment and prevention strategies.
Heritage pigs are great for pasturing, but they pack on more fat than feed-efficient breeds. As long as you know what to do with it, fat can be a very good thing.
This round of contenders, led by a goat, is nearly all mugshots. It also contains a camelid, a chicken, a pig and a horse—and an adorable pair of donkeys.
The phrase is borrowed from the Slow Food movement, and it reflects a desire to pasture-raise breeds that take longer to reach market but have advantages over the industry’s choice.
Boars grow some big tusks, and while many farmers choose to trim them, some don’t. Performing the task correctly can keep you safe and your hog healthy.
Pigs need less predator protection than other livestock, but they need to avoid the sun. This shelter system provides important shade when the sun is high and hot.
If you have farm animals, euthanasia will probably come up at some point. Here’s what to consider before the difficult decision presents itself.