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Dirt Hog: A Hands-On Guide to Raising Pigs Outdoors....Naturally

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During this last year and a half, we have learned a lot about how raising pigs would work on our farm. It’s been a bit of trial and error on some issues as we tried some conventional ideas, and some of our own. One thing we knew from the start, we wanted the pigs to have as close to a natural existence as we could provide for them in captivity. The project was started by one of our adult children and he has been successful with the whole thing. Inspired by books on pasture rotation, and sustainable agriculture by and , we learned about how to raise pigs naturally in a pasture setting. We agreed from the start that a certain level of cleanliness would be necessary. There were large fenced pastures available but it was a limited space. Fencing in more pasture ground might be possible in the future but it would have to wait. And we have neighborhoods and a road near the farm so security and safety were of high importance. The other thing we agreed on was that we absolutely did not want pigs living in close, crowded conditions of filth and manure. has added a new dimension to our small farm.

During this last year and a half, we have learned a lot about how raising pigs would work on our farm. It’s been a bit of trial and error on some issues as we tried some conventional ideas, and some of our own. One thing we knew from the start, we wanted the pigs to have as close to a natural existence as we could provide for them in captivity. The project was started by one of our adult children and he has been successful with the whole thing. Inspired by books on pasture rotation, and sustainable agriculture by and , we learned about how to raise pigs naturally in a pasture setting. We agreed from the start that a certain level of cleanliness would be necessary. There were large fenced pastures available but it was a limited space. Fencing in more pasture ground might be possible in the future but it would have to wait. And we have neighborhoods and a road near the farm so security and safety were of high importance. The other thing we agreed on was that we absolutely did not want pigs living in close, crowded conditions of filth and manure. has added a new dimension to our small farm.

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By Daniel Luzer on November 19, 2013

Make no mistake, it was a lot of work to get this set up to raise pigs naturally. Raising pigs naturally has added a new dimension to our small farm. During this last year and a half, we have learned a lot about how raising pigs would work on our farm. Inspired by books on pasture rotation, and sustainable agriculture by Joel Salatin and Gaining Ground by Forest Pritchard, we learned about how to raise pigs naturally in a pasture setting. This allowed us to separate pigs as necessary, give the sows some space to raise the piglets and the piglets to be weaned.