Hogs: Pastured or Forested Production

By: Linda Coffey
September 2020


Hogs can be a good enterprise for some farms. Pigs do not require a lot of land, and their fertility and feed efficiency make them valuable meat sources. However, feed cost is a major issue, margins may be very slim, and raising hogs outdoors requires pasture rotation and fencing to protect natural resources. Weather impacts may harm production. Marketing will be a key to profitability, and this publication emphasizes direct marketing pork. It touches on factors to consider before beginning a pastured pork enterprise.

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