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Why Pigs Fall Apart on Pasture

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday October 05, 2013   -   By David

  Tamworth Pigs on Pasture Over the years I've had pigs fall apart on pasture. By "fall apart" I mean everything from not gain weight nearly as fast as others in the same pasture to the whole lot of them were having trouble...

Alternative Forage for our Tamworth Pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday November 20, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Sows on Forage When I was a kid growing up on a hog farm I'd never heard of Dwarf Essex Rape let alone knew hogs absolutely love it! Dwarf Essex Rape is a cool season forage we use a good bit to run hogs on especially in the late fall, early...

Street Foraged Plum Abundance!

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Thursday July 19, 2012   -   By Jessica

I had been listening to the sound of the plums bouncing off the street for two days. Plop and roll.... They were jumping out of the tree by the pound and collecting in the gutter of the little old lady's house across the street. The side walk was...

Bamboo as a hay crop

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Thursday March 31, 2011   -   By Mary

Bamboo is a grass and where the farmer has enough water to irrigate other hay crops (such as rye or alfalfa), they ought to consider this hay instead.   D. G. Sturkie, Professor Emeritus of Agronomy and Soils, V.L. Brown, Superintendent,...

Fattening Hogs using Alfalfa Pasture - Historical ...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday November 17, 2010   -   By David

I have long been a collector of old agriculture books, pamphlets and documents. You can find so many good ideas that were used in days gone by. Many of the experiments that were done at agricultural test stations across the United States are still...

Just being summer

Blog: Y4 Ranch   -   Tuesday July 20, 2010   -   By Mike & Mary

It's been somewhat rainy here lately, bugger of a time to get in this winter's hay. All the planted crops are growing quite nicely with all the rain and heat, but we're coming very rapidly up on combining season for the small grains.  CSA's: this...


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