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How to Wean a Piglet on Pasture

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Weaning piglets is no small task, especially when you have them in field and forest the way we do! It's definitely a two person job when you are in the field with no barn in sight. We wean our piglets at 8 weeks of age...they get the benefit of lots of mother's milk and their condition and size at 8 weeks really shows.

  1. First, you want 'em nice and hungry, so manage the feed so that they will be hungry at move time and follow you anywhere you go!

A Farmer's Field Journal

A farmer's field journal...filled with exotic and subtler nuances of farm life, it can contain everything from notes about the weather, natural remedies for animal care, feed resources, and the mood of a particular animal on a given day. The well thumbed pages and chicken scratched observations of Vanessa's field journal will serve as the memory of days past and seasons gone by in the endless cycle of life on the farm.

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On the left, notes about hay resources. On the right, ear notch designations and names of Tamworth piggies.