Raising Pigs for Meat

Learn how to raise pigs on your homestead, including instructions on slaughtering, housing and feeding pigs.



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A quarter ton of pork! When the hogs are young, chicken-wire netting was necessary to keep them in their pen.
PHOTO: ED ROBINSON
Cute Piggies
Raising pigs on your homestead is one of the most rewarding tasks — both monetarily and emotionally.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/JANECAT
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Six-week-old pigs, already weaned, can be bought by mail. By feeding surplus garden vegetables, table scraps, and some grain they'll grow up to 200 pounds in 20 weeks.
CAROLYN ROBINSON
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A simple hog house can be constructed at home.
ED ROBINSON
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This is a simple hog feed trough for garbage. Note the braces, which give each pig a chance to eat. Wide endboards keep pigs from upsetting the trough.
ED ROBINSON

















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