Unfortunately, we have stopped breeding our Berkshires at this time. We have left this site up for educational reasons, and will continue to do so.
The Need To Expand
We quickly discovered that we wanted more out of our little pig farm. We sold our entire stock (except for a few babies )and decided to buy Berkshires instead. After visiting tons of farms and reading continuously on the different breeds of pigs, Berkshire hogs became our obsession.
We bought 2 gilts and a boar (Kaylan, Dena and Zed). The personality difference between the berks and our old pigs was amazing. These three thought they were dogs or something. Now it could have been the fact that we were more comfortable able pigs by that time, but these 3 were so friendly and a lot more manageable.
At that time, we only had one acre for them to roam around in, but they seem perfectly content with that. We did keep them in a pen for a little while, just until they were big enough to stay out of trouble.
The below is when we first got started in pig farming and it was a joy all along.
Thanks for stopping by the Little Pig farm. We decided several years ago to get out of the city and live an “easier life”. Well, there is nothing easy about farming. As a matter of fact, it’s a job in itself. But the satisfaction is worth all the blood, sweat, and tears. For those of you who basically still live in a city environment we have some great photos of why we love our little pig farm. If you have been fortunate enough to see a chicken hatch or watch a pig give birth then you know where we are coming from. It is an absolute miracle to see a newborn pig get up and find it’s mothers milk within minutes and sometimes seconds after birth.
Even though our little pigs are not exactly little, they are amazing animals.
Each one has it’s own personality. Little pig Marshall (the boar) is a water hose fanatic. It’s like watching a 3 year old playing in the sprinkler in the front yard. Then there’s Penny She’s a real sweetie and her first litter was 11 healthy piglets. Our big girl, Sally had 6 little pigs in her first litter and she is one good mama. As we get closer to weaning Penny”s little pigs, Sally has been making sure that all 17 little pigs get plenty of milk.