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David Burgett

Board Member at Large:  David and Mert Burgett - and Mert Burgett and youngest daughter Grayce, own and operate Burgett Farms ...

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 view ...

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. I ...

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 covers ...

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 reasons. ...

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 going to ...

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

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!" "You can't ...

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 America, ...

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