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Peanut Butter Arrival at New Loading Dock

New loading dock’s first use This spring Ben and I built a new granite unloading dock for the farm. It allows a tractor trailer truck to backup to a stone slab wall out by the gate. Then I can easily … Continue reading

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Whey Trough Divider in Winter

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Whey Trough Divided On some of our whey troughs we have dividers that allow the same trough to serve multiple groups. This makes feeding the pigs easier as we can fill a single 300 gallon whey trough to serve two … Continue reading

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Yogurt, Mygurt, Easygurt

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Yogurt Making Made Easy I’ve mentioned yogurt many times. It is easy to make both for our own table and for feeding the livestock. We’ve been doing this for decades. The pork industry is starting to take notice of probiotics … Continue reading

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Hay’s Here 2015 – Investment Banking

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204 Bales of Hay on the Landing, 204 Bales of hay… …Take one down, pass it around, 203 bales of hay on the landing… Yes, pigs eat hay. About 100 to 150 tons a year pass through our pigs. This … Continue reading

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Weaners Weaning Wee-Wee-Wee

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Weaners Relaxing in Shade We just weaned 30 piglets. This means they graduated from being piglets to being weaner pigs. In a few weeks they’ll be shoats and then growers, roasters and finishers – graduations based on age which relates … Continue reading

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Spring Piglets

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Spring Piglets with Chickens Piglets are popping. These little guys were born in the south field shed which is an open three sided shed wrapped around a courtyard. They have a deep bedding pack which gives them warmth from below … Continue reading

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Improved Feed Digestibility via Probiotics

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Boar Carrying Hay Time to time someone tells me pigs can’t eat grass, can’t eat pasture, can’t grow on a low calorie diet, must be fed grain, etc. Aside from the fact that not all pasture is grass they are … Continue reading

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Auto Pig Sorter

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Auto Pig Sorter Seen from Approach Perspective Although we have multiple herd groups, for ease of management, water access, whey feeding and such we like to keep the pigs in large groups than smaller where possible. In the warm months … Continue reading

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Snow Eaters

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Pigs Eating Snow When you see livestock eating snow it means you should check your waterers. They can do fine eating snow, as research has shown, however it takes more calories to convert the frozen snow to liquid water in … Continue reading

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Winter Sows

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Sows in Winter Garden During the warm months our pigs graze on about 40 acres of pasture using managed rotational grazing techniques that we originally learned with our sheep. This produces most of their food from the land, distributes manure … Continue reading

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