Pigs and Hogs

Pigs, or hogs, are prolific animals that convert feed to meat efficiently and can require less land than other stock. They can improve land fertility and use alternative feed resources that may otherwise be wasted.  

However, they must be managed well, feed costs must be in line with the income from the enterprise, and the land must be protected from too much hog impact.

The practical ATTRA resources below include information about protecting the environment, managing hogs on pasture or in a hoop house, choosing breeds, raising pigs, farrowing, marketing pastured pork, and more.   

Pig standing in a Texas field

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Linda Coffey

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A lush Texas field
catttle and sheep grazing
cows in pasture