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Duane and Kelly Luzier

Board Member:  Duane and Kelly Luzier   Duane and Kelly Luzier own and operate Fur Immer Farm in the Appalachian Mountains of South Central ...

Matt Barnhard

Board Member:  Matt Barnhard   My name is Matt Barnhard. I live in Northeast Missouri with my wife and 4 children on our farm. We raise beef cattle ...

Natasha Paris

Board Member:  Natasha Paris   Natasha Paris is a pasture-based farmer and high school agriculture teacher in Green Lake, WI. She is from Eastern ...
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 ...

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