Locally and ethically raised pork is a market that is growing every year. Many farmers are looking at ways to add diversity to their farming operation and hogs are a great option. Pastured hogs have the ability to add to a farmer’s income, but the techniques on how to manage these animals can be a challenge. The Rodale Institute’s hog facility allows for pasture research that can shorten the learning curve for farmers who have limited experience with pigs and provide insight into what these animals need while on pasture. This presentation looks at forages and fencing ideas that will help farmers utilize land that is currently in production by adding a new option to their system.
Recorded at the 2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, Friday, December 2, 2016.