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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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Pastured Pigs in the ‘Burbs

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Pastured Pigs in the ‘Burbs

My parents live in the suburbs outside of Washington D.C. Their home is in a small development, with houses lining three streets, arranged in an “H”. Each morning, my mother meets up with one or two or three friends to walk the “H”, and catch up on each other’s lives. When I visit, I walk […]

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Sweet Swine Success

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Livestock, Money Matters, Pigs  /  Comments Off on Sweet Swine Success

As farmers and direct marketers, the Nottermans of Snug Valley Farm have expanded their existing pork production and marketing by 900% in the last three years. They are now marketing pasture-raised heritage pork to customers and restaurants from Hardwick to Burlington, VT. Their expectation is that within the next two years, they will increase their […]

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A Summer Visit to Greg and Jan Judy’s Green Pastures Farm

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Grazing Management, Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

Greg Judy is known for innovative farming and for sharing how he used leased land and mob grazing to go from barely making it to being able to retire early from his in-town job and be a successful, full-time farmer. He sent us these videos of what’s happening in one of his Eastern Gramma grass pastures, why he and Jan choose South Poll Cattle, and then gives us a quick look at his pastured pigs.

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