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Do Large Black Hogs Really JUST eat Pasture?

18.04.2010 in post

It has recently been brought to my attention that some new owners think they can and should raise Large Black Hogs on grass/hay alone. While it’s true these are grazing pigs, swine nutrition is a bit more complicated than that.

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The Myths, and Facts, about Heritage Pork

29.01.2010 in post

Google “Heritage Pork” and you will find a lot of blogs, news articles and websites that profess the wonders of “Heritage” breed pigs. The claims about these pigs lead to a lot of wrong impressions and expectations. The truth is that heritage breed pigs are not all the same.

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ALBC Rare Breed Swine Initiative Update

19.09.2009 in post

In November of 2008 representatives from each of the rare breed swine associations along with others representing conservation, marketing, and scientific study of the rare swine breeds met. The purpose of the meeting was to better understand the status of each of the breeds of endangered swine, the issues each faces, as well as the current face of the marketplace.

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Can I Raise Pigs?

23.07.2009 in post

This is a question we get all the time from people considering whether to raise their own pork. It is natural to think that raising pigs is hard, or that it takes a special building or constant care. The truth is that pigs are one of the easiest farm animals to raise; if you let them, they will take care of themselves.

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How To Select a Breeding Pair

20.07.2009 in post

Our herd book software can provide a valuable tool in determining the best match for any registered pig.  The LBHA can take any two pigs and prepare a proposed inbred coefficient for the cross from those two particular animals. 

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It’s All About the Pork!

19.07.2009 in post

The large blacks are such beautiful, intelligent, and entertaining creatures that we sometime forget why we raise them. It’s for the pork! If not for the pork, they would just be pets.

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Large Black Hogs–A Heritage Grazing Pig

01.05.2009 in post

Image via Wikipedia Todays small farmers are looking for a heritage breed of pig that can be raised on pasture and produce a superior pork for a niche market. Heritage breeds are those that were perfected over a hundred years ago by farmers who bred…

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What’s in a name?

02.04.2009 in post

Image via Wikipedia You have finally purchased your first pair of Large Black Hogs (LBH) and now you have registration papers in hand. Just what do all those names on the pedigree mean?

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