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Making a Livestock Farm Work

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Making a Livestock Farm Work

Got some chores to do and need something to listen to while you’re at it? Here’s a great podcast about raising and direct marketing chickens, pigs, sheep and cows, all on leased land!

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Swine Time

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters, Pigs  /  Comments Off on Swine Time

Here’s a quick look at a low-cost way to start with pigs, along with a great resource for learning more about making money with whatever livestock you raise.

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Acorn-Finished Hogs at Black Holler Farm

By   /  November 2, 2015  /  Livestock, Pigs  /  1 Comment

Editor’s Note: Two Things Thing one – Forrest Pritchard, owner of Smithfield Meadows Farm and author of Gaining Ground, has written a new book with Molly Peterson, and just like with the first one, he’s sharing an excerpt with On Pasture readers! Growing Tomorrow is a behind the scenes look at 18 extraordinary, sustainable farmers […]

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Why Pigs Fall Apart on Pasture

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Livestock, Pigs  /  2 Comments

Editors Note: This piece comes to us from David Fogle of Spring Hill Farms in Newark, Ohio.  David grew up raising hogs and began raising them on pasture in 1999. He primarily works with Tamworths, selling them director customers and as breeding stock and feeder pigs. You can learn more by downloading his free pig […]

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Deep Straw Bedding for Happy Pigs and Happy Farmers

By   /  April 13, 2015  /  Livestock, Pigs  /  3 Comments

The Swedes had it right: raise pigs so that the pigs are happy, and everyone wins. Here’s a look at how their switch to deep straw bedding for pigs created environmental benefits, and improved pig and human quality of life, and profitability.

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