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Consider feeding them hay, planting certain types of trees that provide food when you pasture them, devising an effective water system and making your own feed.
Not immediately, but there’s a chance the disease could spread to North America. In the meantime, here are biosecurity tips for your pigs.
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.
Rotary mowers (commonly called brush or bush hogs) and grooming mowers can, in turn, help you tame overgrown areas and give open spaces a manicured look.
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.
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.