Raising Pigs for Meat

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



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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A quarter ton of pork! When the hogs are young, chicken-wire netting was necessary to keep them in their pen.
PHOTO: ED ROBINSON
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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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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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A simple hog house can be constructed at home.
ED ROBINSON











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