Outdoor Pig Feeders

I just picked up this pair of used outdoor pig feeders for a song. The old modified Smidley feeder wasn’t …

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Piglets!

Once again our farm is graced with the presence of a passel of fine-looking piglets. Our large black sow has …

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Ferocious Herding Dog & Friends

Bullitt, our Australian cattle dog (red heeler) has done quite a bit of growing since I first wrote about him. …

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Spring Cleaning

By this weekend our first sow should kick off our spring farrowing with her first litter. We’re still not setup …

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Bad Stock Tanks, Good Stock Tanks.

This winter we’ve been figuring out how to keep feeding the wet distillers grains to our pigs in the below-freezing …

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Decisions, Decisions…

Ever since we got rid of one of our Large Black sows, I’ve been keeping tabs on a few young …

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Distillers Grain Handling

So we’ve got a few months experience with feeding wet distillers grain, and we’ve come up with a few things …

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A Quick Illustration of the Absurdity of Commodity Markets

Lets just say you bought a feeder pig in June. That pig would have weighed about 50lbs. and cost you …

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Piglet Processing

We weaned the last summer litter of piglets today. I thought I’d take the opportunity to explain a bit of …

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End of Summer Crunch

As busy as it seems around the farm in the spring, it’s got nothing on the end of summer. Combine …

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