At In Loving Swineness in northwest Florida, Christal and Frank Ellard capture and employ feral pigs to clear farmland of invasive grasses.
There are certainly advantages to keeping pig breeding stock on the farm, but consider the following before you bring a sow and boar onto your land.
We asked Hobby Farms readers to tell us what they love about Glou¬≠cestershire Old Spots, a docile pig with excellent meat. Check out what one keeper had to say!
When you keep livestock, it’s sometimes necessary to restrain animals to administer care. Learn about some of the common pieces of equipment for safe restraint.
If you raise hogs and know how to butcher your own pig carcasses, you can enjoy delicious and cost-effective meat products year-round!
We asked Hobby Farms readers to tell us what they love about keeping Tamworth pigs, a personable bacon breed. Check out what they had to say!
Large herds require sizable feed commitments, but you can slaughter pigs at any size for delectable meat and easier hog-keeping.
Pastured pigs need more than just outside air‚ÄĒthey need living grass to supplement their diets. Luckily, modern developments have made good porcine pasture management easier.
We asked Hobby Farms readers to tell us what they love about Large Blacks, a docile and attentive breed of pig. Check out one keeper had to say!