How Much Is A Pig?

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How much does a pig cost? There is no simple dollar figure that I can give you. Because there are so many factors that can change the value of a pig, such as; feed prices, market price, and the one we all feel, fuel prices. Breeders have to take into consideration all of these factors […]

What’s in Pig Food?


Although we are not actively breeding hogs at this time, my job, merchant services, allows me to stay in touch with what is happening in the swine industry. I visit a lot of feed and supply stores and it has come to my attention that many of the products available for swine feed shouldn’t be […]

Profitable Livestock


“This Is A Beginner’s And Advanced Farmers Guide To Raising Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Poultry, Swine And Goats!” You may think it is impossible to learn to how to care for livestock and poultry correctly; but it is not. You too; however, can easily learn how to care for livestock and poultry in order to reach your goals. […]

Swine Genetics


Market Quality The point of raising a market hog is to produce the highest quality hog possible. To achieve the highest quality, you must first understand proper management techniques and nutrition. With that said, there are some other factors to producing quality swine. The genetic background of the market hog plays a major role. If […]

Swine Feed and Nutrition


Swine feed is one of the most important factors in the successful raising of pigs, whether it is one pig or 2000 pigs. Swine feed is 60 to 75 percent of the cost of raising a pig. This is why it is crucial for you to have a planned nutritional program. Supplying your pig or […]

Choosing a pig


Selecting the right pig for you, really depends on what you want out of your pig. There are many different breeds and cross-breeds to choose from. Take into consideration whether or not your pig is for show or you just want a pig to raise for meat. If you are looking for a good meat […]

What breed of pig did I buy?

What breed of pig did I buy?

Over the past few years it has become apparent that many people do not know what breed or type of pig they are buying. There are a lot of pigs to choose from, but when you are looking for a specific breed of pig, it is important that you know the characteristics of that breed. […]

Natural Worming for Pigs


One of the major issues with raising pigs, be it commercial or organic, is worming. Pigs are susceptible to a multitude of worms, which brings us to the question.

How do I deworm a pig naturally? or What can I use to deworm a pig naturally?

While there are many commercial products available, the majority of them contain hazardous chemicals and even poison.

Advice From an Old Farmer

I am not an old farmer yet. As a matter of fact, I think the old farmers would laugh at my misery. Nonetheless, I received this e-mail today from a friend, and I just had to share with all of you. I’m not sure who authored this piece, so if you know, tell me and I’ll be more than happy to give them credit for this masterpiece of life’s little lessons. Enjoy the reading and feel free to comment.

Farrowing Hut Construction

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Breeding our Berkshires on pasture was a bit harder than we expected at times. Some of our sows decided that they wanted to deliver in the middle of the day and in the heat of the Florida sun.

Raising A Little Pig


If you can handle a dog then a little pig won’t be much trouble. As a matter of fact, they may be smarter than your dog, but they are just as lazy. If you are interested in raising a pig for food your job is much easier. Simply keep the wife and kids away or […]

Enos Pigs Farm


For all of you that are still interested in purchasing pigs, we have decided to help you out a bit on your choice.We would like to introduce you to some pig farms around the area by visiting them ourselves.

Our first choice and also a friend of ours is Eno’s Pigs

Breeds of mini pigs

Mini Pigs

Miniature pigs including, Micro Mini pigs and Teacup Pot Bellie pigs have been all the craze lately. And for good reason. These extraordinary pet pigs not only make great pets, but could even be considered companions. Pet pigs, including micro mini pigs and teacup pot bellie pigs are very smart, very loving, and they have a long life span. They eat a nominal amount of food compared to dogs and they can be potty trained as well as leash trained. All the more reason for the mini pig’s rise to fame.

Micro-Mini Pigs


Micro-Mini pigs are quickly becoming favorite pets of people the world over. And for good reason. These adorable relatives of the most prolific breeding animal on the planet are extremely fun loving, smarter than your average dog, and can be kept in a house or an apartment. Micro-Mini pigs usually weigh around 9oz at birth […]

Duroc – Pictures

Duroc Piglets

We just had to get some Durocs too. Many of our customer have this thing about red pigs. Well of course we had to get them and were happy that we did.

Berkshire Babies Pictures


Berk piglets playing in the yard

Our First Berkshires – Pictures

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Kaylan, Dena and Zed started our obsession with Berkshires.  

Berkshire Piglets


Summer break is almost over. You can tell by the long, exasperated expressions on the faces of your children. They know it’s time to go back to school. We can tell Fall is approaching by the number of phone calls we receive. Many of you are already planning for this years 4H and FFA project hogs. We have had 3 litters of Berkshire hogs farrowed already, and will have a few more litters coming throughout the next 3 months.

First attempt at pig farming – Pictures


This was our first attempt at pig farming. But we were not satisfied with cross breeds. We found out that even though they were adorable, the meat quality was not good enough for us.