Sheldon Nicholson wrote:Reading that Walter Jeffries has successfully raised pigs on just pasture, no supplemental feed, (but it takes 2 months longer) me and my farm partner have decided to just get started. We are going to lease a few acres, buy some pigs (numbers depend on land size, aiming for 5/acre) and just start rotating them around every day.
Sheldon Nicholson wrote:We will be experimenting as we go to see what supplemental feeds produce the best results and are easily available for us. We are going to try to use no grain whatsoever (even spent barley from a brewery) because we feel "Grain-Free, Pasture Fed" will set our pork apart from other locally produced pork and allow us to get a higher price.
Lion Gladden wrote:Well not the most healthy idea, but I knew a farmer who picked up the leftovers from the local elementary school and fed them that.