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Save Money on Pig Feed By Sourcing Local Food Scraps

Feeding pigs can be an expensive endeavor depending on the amount of property you have at your disposal. If you have a farm situated on a large piece of acreage with pasture potential, turning pigs out on that pasture can aid you in greatly reducing feeding costs. However, in this day and age, more people are turning to pigs as a means to raise their own food, and they are using smaller parcels of land to do so.

Keeping pigs on minimal property is very easy to do, although it can be...
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Good ideas. To maximize the use of available acreage divide it up into four or more paddocks to implement an easy managed rotational grazing. Even a quarter acre (100' x 100' or 30m x 30m) is big enough to divide into ten paddocks to support two to four pigs. I figure ten pigs per acre and any external supplements can increase that. This will get very good return on feed from the land. This maximizes the growth potential of the forages, breaks parasite life cycles and minimizes soil compaction resulting in gradual improvement of the pasture.
 
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