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Best Fencing For Pigs? What Fencing Do I Need?

If you’re thinking about raising hogs for meat, your first step should be to consider the best fencing for pigs both to keep them contained and to allow them to be the most comfortable. Pigs are skilled escape artists – even more so than goats – so continue reading to learn everything you need to … Read more

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How To Sedate A Pig For Hoof Trimming?

Although most pigs raised for meat won’t ever need any hoof trimming, if you are raising a mini pig, pot-bellied pig, or even a pig for breeding purposes, knowing how to sedate a pig for hoof trim is essential. Sedation isn’t the only option to control a pig for hoof care but it tends to … Read more

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How To Start A Pig Farm Business?

Are you wondering how to start a pig farm business? If so, this article will provide you with all the actionable tips you need to be successful. The Advantages of Starting a Pig Farm Business There are several reasons to consider raising pigs for profit. For one, out of all the farm animals you can … Read more

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12 Fun Facts, Questions & Answers About Pigs

We have published quite a few articles about raising and taking care of pigs on your farm or homestead. This post tries to answer some of the most common questions and myths about pigs. I’ll try to answer questions such as: ‘why do pigs have curly tails’; ‘why do pigs wag their tails’; ‘why do … Read more

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How To Make Pigs Stop Attacking You?

Pigs are very strong animals, so it stands to reason that you want to do everything you can to prevent them aggressing toward you as they grow. In this article, we provide smart tips and advice on how to make pigs stop attacking you. Read on to learn more in this guide that is to … Read more

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How Are Pigs Slaughtered: What You Need To Know

When your pigs reach market weight, you will need to have them slaughtered or slaughter them yourself. If you choose to take them to the butcher or processor, there are a few steps you will need to take in preparation, transportation and transaction. In this article, we review what’s involved in having your pigs slaughtered. … Read more

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How To Feed Pigs: Feeding Pigs Is Easy

Pigs are quite hardy and easy to keep healthy. They are omnivorous and enjoy commercial pig feed products as well as forage, garden and table scraps. Pigs put on weight quickly as long as they are well fed. In this article, we discuss what it takes to feed pigs successfully. Read on to learn more … Read more

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How To Breed Pigs [A Short Guide]

Breeding pigs is relatively easy, and it’s a good way to make a profit on your small farm. Even if you don’t breed pigs for meat, you can breed them to sell the young pigs or shoats. If you keep a boar and breeding sows year-round, you can expect each sow to have a couple … Read more

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How To Raise Pigs: A Simple Guide

Pork is an excellent source of protein for you and your family, or if you want to make a profit from raising pigs, you can sell piglets, breeders and of course meat. When using pigs for meat production, you get a great deal more for your investment. Another advantage of raising pigs for meat is … Read more

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