Originally I wanted to free range the pigs but I dont have the land to give up to a huge pen so I am going with just a 3 sow at a time farrowing set-up and a total of 9 sows and 1 boar. The first two sets of piglets from each sow will be sold as weaners. Although there is good money in raising pigs to market, the cost of setting up housing for up to 90 growing pigs at a time is a too prohibative at the moment.
I am in search of a Duroc Boar
They are a fast growing breed.
My sows will be Landrace or Great Whites or crosses with Duroc
Large Whites ears point up while Landrace ears are floppy
And you guys thought all you would learn about is chickens
i talked to a guy who had let his pigs free range
he said the meat was a little on the tough side
so instead he changed to a movable pigpen