For some farmers, docking piglet tails reduces biting that can cause pain and lingering effects. For other farmers, though, it might not be necessary at all.
You don’t have to be a rancher to have a great herd of livestock on your hobby farm. Many terrific breeds are great for small acreage.
I love to pasture my pigs, but fencing had been a problem. Then I observed and emulated the solar setup of a “lunatic farmer.” Here’s how it works.
Sow’s milk doesn’t contain enough iron for newborn piglets. Where you raise the piglets determines how you ensure they get what they need.
This round of contenders is led by a calf and a goat. Also making appearances are goslings, pigs, chickens, a cow and her calves, and a very cute bunny.
In this second of four parts, we learn about a bison-size, prehistoric “terrible pig” and how observing feral pigs can inform care of domesticated ones.