pastured pork Tag

Upper Midwest Hazelnuts has published a series of reports on trials that fed hazelnuts to pigs. A series of feeding trials were conducted in 2019 and 2021. These reports provide information on the feed characteristics and value of hazelnuts in the Upper Midwest and the growth rates and quality of pigs produced from hazelnut feed. Many growers are interested in feeding hazelnuts to pigs as a means to produce high quality, hazelnut-finished pork. ...

Related ATTRA publication: Hogs: Pastured or Forested Production The Livestock Conservancy has released a free online Modern Heritage Swine Guide. This guide will help farmers who wish to learn more about raising traditional old-type hogs using both historic pasture-based management practices and modern information. Topics include cost management, health concerns, biosecurity, breeding heritage pigs, and processing heritage pigs....

The Gilbert family of Iowa Falls, Iowa, operating as Gibralter Farms, has been named by natural meat brand Niman Ranch as its 2021 Sustainable Farm of the Year. The Gilberts raise antibiotic-free, pasture-farrowed pigs, milk Brown Swiss dairy cattle, and grow an array of crops and forage. The Gilbert family uses various sustainable farming practices including crop rotation, no- and ridge-till, riparian buffers, rotational grazing, conservation land, and terracing. A short video about the Gilbert family and their passion for sustainability is posted online....