Kelly Klober: Opportunities in Small-Scale Pig Farming
Kelly Klober, author of the book Dirt Hog and longtime heirloom pig breeder, will talk to small-scale raising of swine. He will discuss some of the specialty markets available and unique breeds which present farmers and shoppers with alternatives to factory-farm fare. Learn how these remarkable animals can fit into your farming practice, provide benefits for your farm, and serve as a top-dollar product as chefs and consumers are increasingly seeking quality pork.
Kelly Klober was raised on a small, mixed-livestock farm in Missouri where he began a lifetime of experience with various livestock species. Klober notes that he's been "kicked, bitten and/or stomped" by every major livestock species, and he has been active in poultry and livestock breed preservation for many years. He has written on agriculture, especially the small farm field, for decades, and has more than 35 years' experience as a breeder of purebred Duroc swine. He is author of the books Dirt Hog, Talking Chicken, and Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs and is a frequent contributor to Acres U.S.A. and other magazines. He has a forthcoming book on raising ducks, geese, and other fowl.
Recorded Saturday, December 14, 2013