Choose a hardy breed that is well adapted to outdoor life. Organic standards require a minimum of a thirtieth of an acre for raising two weaners.
With enough space, pigs will set themselves up with a wallow and an area well away from their bedding to defecate in. The fencing should be free of any holes which your pigs might be able to squeeze through and escape. Your fencing will also have to provide a physical barrier good enough to keep any potential predators out.
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The most common types of pig fencing used are wood or wire mesh fencing. Light or free-draining soil is preferable to heavy clay. The perfect pig run would be a little copse or patch of rough ground with a few trees on it for shade. The specially made corrugated-iron pig arcs are economical and very practical.
Choose a spot that is sheltered from the wind and shaded from direct sun.
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Once shipped, delivery takes working days. In just five months, a pound shoat will become a pound hog and provide you with more than pounds of pork, including tenderloin, ham, ribs, bacon, sausage, and more. Homegrown Pork covers everything you need to know to raise your own pig, from selecting a breed to feeding, housing, fencing, health care, and humane processing.
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