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Grazier’s Pastured Pork Production School with Joel Salatin

November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

  • RSVP to Stockman Grass Farmer, 800-748-9808

Note to LSP members: When you sign up for this grazing school, mention that you are a member of the Land Stewardship Project to qualify for a $100 discount.

Pastured pigs make an ideal complementary enterprise to beef cattle; dairy; cheese manufacturing; peanut; potato and vegetable farming; hardwood timber production and fruit orcharding. Joel Salatin figures his pastured pigs produce a profit of $500 an acre for land too poor for cattle. Thanks to their omnivorous diet almost everything is feed for a pastured pig and the initial capital costs are very low. Unlike beef cattle, pig fat flavors fast so you can literally have a pork flavor of the month!

At this Stockman Grass Farmer school, here are just a few things you will learn:

  • How to retrofit a pasture for pig grazing with electric fencing
  • Low labor pig raising with every-third-day feeding
  • Why pigs should be rotated through pastures
  • Soil fertility buildup with pastured pigs
  • An organic approach to swine parasitism and health
  • Advantags and disadvantages of mixing pigs with cattle in the same paddock
  • Buying versus producing your own feeder pigs
  • Manufacturing your own feed versus buying it
  • Legumes as a replacement for expensive soybean meal
  • Feeder pig production as an enterprise
  • Breeds that work and those that don’t
  • Dry versus wet pig wallows
  • Advantages and disadvatages of seasonal production
  • How to pen and load pastured pigs easily
  • Various pork cuts and what to charge for them
  • Selling to restaurants at a profit
  • Specialty hams and bacon
  • Spanish-style acorn-finished pork

Details

Start:
November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/Store/shop/index.php?productID=954

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The Stockman Grass Farmer
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