• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Carla Burke
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • Leigh Tate
  • thomas rubino

Extreme cold climate pigs?

 
gardener
Posts: 3297
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft elevation
164
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I was wondering, is there pigs who have been bred in siberia or some place extremely cold, who can cope with the cold? I'm looking at some animals who could be left alone all year along, kind of. Just a shelter and a range, and fed garbage and leftovers.

Thanks.

Max.
 
steward
Posts: 3381
Location: Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
779
hugelkultur urban chicken food preservation bike bee
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sugar Mountain Farm, in Vermont, is breeding cold hardy pigs who farrow with minimal shelter year round. Vermont is not as cold as Siberia, but it's pretty darn cold!
 
Satamax Antone
gardener
Posts: 3297
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft elevation
164
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Julia.

Well, i think my best bet, if i ever get to do it, is thoses

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Siberian_pig
 
Posts: 567
Location: Mid-Michigan
40
duck forest garden trees hunting books food preservation bee solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Walter Jeffries of Sugar Mountainn Farm is also a member here at Permies!

For a general question like, "Can it be done" or, "Has it been done," what he's got published at his website is pretty thorough. He's been writing about it for years, and is very generous about sharing his knowledge and experience.

But even better, if you have a specific question, you can probably even get an answer from the man himself, if you're patient.
 
Julia Winter
steward
Posts: 3381
Location: Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
779
hugelkultur urban chicken food preservation bike bee
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yeah, you can comment on any of his posts at his website (and there are thousands by now) and he will most likely respond. He monitors all comments before they show up, so he will see what you write. If you have a question, best bet is to search around for an appropriate post and then ask your question there.
 
pollinator
Posts: 1607
Location: RRV of da Nort
273
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
@Satamax: Is this for your own region in the Alps? Why not just use European wild boar? However, if you are looking for something with more fat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangalitsa

 
Satamax Antone
gardener
Posts: 3297
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft elevation
164
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi John. Thanks a lot for the reply. Wild boars are too hard to raise. I mean, far too wild. I had seen the Mangalitsa ones when i started the search. I think i will eventualy one day raise pigs. For ham and sausage. Not tomorow tho.
 
Posts: 31
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have pursued a large black as the dominant breed in my outdoor pigs. My pig are hairy and tough and have survived 2013/14 winter with subzero weather (not including windchill) in plywood shelter. They will still grow thru the winter, albeit slower. If your near michigan, come pick some up.
 
He was giving me directions and I was powerless to resist. I cannot resist this tiny ad:
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
https://permies.com/t/61704/Food-Forest-Card-Game-Game
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic