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Location: Southern Brazil
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I just acquired a new property, mostly shrubs growing there now. It's been suggested to put some pigs to start the job of cleaning and preparing the soil for growing some food. I'm thinking of electric fencing them, and rotational grazing. Right now I have a big concern: the smell. Some of the areas that need a good cleaning are just around the house and I'm afraid that it get smelly. Anybody there tried something like this? It works? Am I right of being afraid of the smell? Other sugestions?

BTW, I live in southern Brazil, and the plan is to produce some good food for me and my family. I'm learning a lot here! Thanks!
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Location: Southern Arizona. Zone 8b
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Given a chance, pigs are actually very fastidious.  Put their feed trough and  a shelter for them to sleep in up near the house and they will typically go as far away as they can to do their business.  They often select a specific toilet area and stick to it.
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Location: Graham, Washington [Zone 7b, 47.041 Latitude] 41inches average annual rainfall, cool summer drought
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Pigs only stink if confined in a space too small for too long. Rotate them quickly enough and you won't have a smell.
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Added to what the previous posters suggested.  Mix Food grade Diamatetious earth in with their feed . Sprinkle it on top of fresh poop.
Pigs are smart, they watch you , if you rake their poop into a pile ,they understand what your doing and IF they like you .... they will poop as close as they can.  
Always on a fence line or in a corner. Each little area they hang out in will have a spot to use.
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