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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
Rooted Nest Our pigs root very little out in the pastures. When they root primarily they do something like this to build a nest. The rooting shown here is only about an inch or two deep. That’s pretty typical. Their … Continue reading
Remus, Ben & Hanno Delivering Weaners We recently weaned 102 piglets. This is something we do in cohorts at about six weeks of age +/-2 weeks. These fall piglets have been going through the south weaner paddock rotational grazing system … Continue reading
Pasture Pictured Post Pigs There is the idea that pigs will destroy pasture. This is wrong provided they are properly managed with rotational grazing. Rotational grazing mimics the natural movement of animals over migratory routes and optimizes forage regrowth while … Continue reading
Nine Piglets in North Home Field A Piglet-Fix for those in need. These little piglets are hitting that maximum cuteness stage designed to pull the heart strings of mammals everywhere. It’s a good evolutionary strategy.
Ben and Will Driving Pigs Each week we call pigs down from the mountain pastures to sort, select, redistribute and take to market. I use my magic wand, waving it above the herd and then spray paint their backs with … Continue reading
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
Sugar Mountain Farm featured in Acres USA Magazine There is an article in the latest issue of Acres USA Magazine about pasturing pigs titled “The Practical Permaculture Pig” by Andrew French which goes into quite a bit of detail about … Continue reading
Painted Pigs Snoozing Today I picked, prodded, painted, probed and pierced pigs. For them this was a special opportunity. All of them are breeders who are shipping to other farms across the country. While getting rectally probed and obtaining an … Continue reading