Raising pigs on pasture is a great business for the small land owner! With the right system, there is minimum overhead, low labor requirements, and no long-term commitment.
Raising weaner pigs on pasture to finish weight offers a great opportunity for a small farmer to diversify farm income without a huge investment in facilities or time.
At New Terra Farm we have been raising piggies this way for more than 10 years. We have raised tons of premium pork for our freezer and our farm customers.
We use our piggies to renovate pasture, prepare land for planting, and for fall cleanup in our market garden. Pigs are multi-purpose farm livestock, once you have a system to handle them.
The pork produced from pastured pigs is a premium product; we easily sell all we can raise to our CSA customers, at a price we set to guarantee a profit. Once people get a sample of what REAL pork tastes like, they will come back year after year.
If you have as little as 1/6 of an acre, you can raise pigs on pasture the New Terra Farm way. Our system lets you produce healthy, organic, and delicious pork:
We will show you step-by-step how to raise pigs on pasture to put meat in your freezer (and money in your wallet!) This is a great family business, too. The kids can help out with chores and even raise pastured pork as a summertime job to earn extra money. Our system is easy enough for kids to follow it successfully.
We put in everything we have learned in 14 years on raising pigs on pasture here at New Terra Farm. The result is a simple but comprehensive system to market and manage your pastured pigs, sustainably and profitably.
Pigs on pasture is the actual record of the system we have used successfully raise delicious pastured pork for more than a decade.
All the instructions, the photos, and the examples used are from right here at New Terra Farm - no theories, just practical pig-raising advice.
Here's what's in the book:
That's why I've included my Porkulator spreadsheet to help you figure out costs and profits for your pig herd.
That's my name for the software I wrote to help me figure out yields and prices (and profits) for my pastured pigs.
All by itself it is a valuable tool that let's me plug in the live weight of a hog, and calculate:
I couldn't find a tool that did all this, so I had to make one!
Pigs are the ideal livestock for the small landholder. When managed properly, they are easy to care for, and actually improve your land. And if you are a fan of composting, there is no better way to compost kitchen and garden scraps than to put them through your pigs!
When you click on 'Add to Cart' you will receive a secure link that will let you download Pigs on Pasture and the Porkulator right away; no waiting for a physical book to be shipped.
Get started right now planning your own pastured piggies for next season!
p.s. you can save up to 60%!