Livestock Tag

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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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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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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