Raising pigs has to be one of the most fun things that I do on farm. I truly enjoy almost every part of it. I mean, don't get me wrong, they could smell a little better every once in a while but who can turn their noses up at their floppy ears, curly tails, and curiously happy demeanor?
I get my pigs for the season in less than a week. I'm raising 20 pigs this year for various different markets. It's a step up for me. A far cry from big production, but big enough to feed some serious people. I plan to market and sell through:
- Whole and Half Hog
- Pig Roast
- Retail at Famers' Market and Farm Store
- Restaurants for Beer and Spirits Dinners
You can see how I raised pigs last year with this YouTube Playlist: