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Natural Pig Workshop

Natural Pig Workshop

For all those who have questions regarding raising pigs more naturally check out the workshop to be held June 23, 2011 in Kiel, WI.  You can ...
Different Strokes

Different Strokes

by Brian Wright. Raising heritage breed hogs, especially the ones with low numbers of individuals, brings with it more than a business proposition, ...
Heritage Books about Hogs

Heritage Books about Hogs

by Brian Wright.  Since I raise Heritage breed hogs I am always interested in how they were raised back when they were considered as every day hogs. ...
Piglets Have Slippers!

Piglets Have Slippers!

Did you know that piglets are born with little slippers over their nails? Sometimes called slippers, or thimbles, piglets are born with pliable ...
On Medicated Feed

On Medicated Feed

I’ve raised a lot of pigs and learned a lot through my mistakes. My experience has shown me that the natural method is best for a number of ...
Winter Hog Shelter

Winter Hog Shelter

Yep, it’s that time again. Time to get the old farm ready for the snow and ice. Part of that is to figure out where all of those hogs are ...
Medical Knowledge for Swine Caretakers

Medical Knowledge for Swine Caretakers

Here are some things I suggest you learn about now as you are likely to encounter them, if you haven’t yet. Know how to give injections. Some ...
It’s all about trust

It’s all about trust

I sometimes hear comments from folks that generally go like this: “You can’t trust a (boar, sow, hog); never turn your back on it!&; ...

Why Does Inbreeding Matter?

As a group of rare pig breeders, we have reached a stage where we have a large enough population of Large Black pigs, dispersed across North, ...

How to Notch Pig Ears

There are several ear notch numbering systems but we use the one that has always been used by the LBH’s. The notches all look the same (a V) but the ...

Do Large Black Hogs Really JUST eat Pasture?

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 ...

The Myths, and Facts, about Heritage Pork

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 ...

ALBC Rare Breed Swine Initiative Update

In November of 2008 representatives from each of the rare breed swine associations along with others representing conservation, marketing, and ...

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