Raising Pigs: Pros & Cons - The Prairie Homestead
Raising pigs can be very satisfying, and homegrown pork taste great! Just make sure you know both sides of the story before you jump in.
How to Raise Hogs for Profit on a Small Farm
Hogs live comfortably on small farms. Depending on the climate and terrain, the stocking rate is between 10 to 50 pigs or five to 10 larger sows per acre. Because feed accounts for about three-fourths of the cost to raise hogs, careful control of feed costs is necessary to make a profit. Small-farm pig producers seek to increase profits by selling to niche or specialty markets.
Owning A Potbelly Pig? - North American Potbellied Pig Association
So you are considering adding a pig to your family. Owning a pig can either be the beginning of a wonderful love affair, or the beginning of overwhelming responsibility for which you are not prepared. Since this will be a long term relationship, you should ask yourself a few serious questions to determine if you are ready to become a potbellied pig owner. Be sure and answer the following questions honestly so both you and the pig have the future you deserve:
Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets - What to Expect
Find out what to expect from a pet pot bellied pig.
Owning A Pig - Experience A Different Kind of Pet
I currently own a pig on the beach in San Diego. When I got my pig it was an impulsive decision and then decided to do tons and tons of research on websites and books, that proved not to be very helpful. So here is a website that is dedicated to making pig owners comfortable and people interested in owning a pig know how great they are.
The Pros and Cons of Owning a Pet Pig - Vet Tech Certificate
Pet pigs should not be treated to be the same as or have the same needs as a pig bred for production purposes. A complete guide to their behavior and body, below are the pros and cons of owning a pet pig.
Never Buy a Teacup Pig
See the adorable teacup pig above? Can you imagine how much fun it would be to have this little buddy with you at all times? You could watch TV together, feed the minuscule oinker baby carrots, maybe even make your new pig pal a tiny hat to wear.Yeah, don't get your hopes up.
Feeding Pigs - The Accidental Small Holder
Pigs, like us, are omnivores and will eat a wide variety of foods. Also like us, they need a balanced diet of fibre, energy, protein, vitamins and minerals to thrive. Feed will be your largest expenditure in keeping pigs, so it pays to get it right.
How to Raise Pigs - 12 Steps
How to Raise Pigs. Whether you are planning on raising pigs to be sold for their meat, or to be kept as pets, you will need to know how to house them and care for them.
12 Tips on How to Raise Pigs for Meat
Learn how to raise pigs for meat with these 12 tips to help you avoid mistakes. Read now to become more self-sustainable with your own meat source.
So You Want to Raise Pigs
It's that time of year again: feeder pig time! If there's anything I love as much as raising pigs, it's getting others hooked on raising pigs. So what - besides two or more pigs - do you need to raise feeder pigs in your backyard?
Domestic Pigs - Breeds and Terminology
Here's a quick overview of the most common and heritage breeds in the U.S. as well as the more notable breeds from around the world.
Humans have spent centuries living with pigs. Possibly before humans decided to settle down into an agricultural lifestyle, the pig made its home with us.
Domestic pig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The domestic pig, often called swine or hog, is a large, even-toed ungulate; it is variously considered a subspecies of the wild boar, or a distinct species.