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We Don't Like How Your Pigs Look, We're Taking The...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday March 19, 2012   -   By David

Michigan is pushing a new act to allow the government to decide by simply looking at your stock and decide if it is a prohibited species. I know that sounds crazy but small farmers are being told they need to be sure they are compliant before the...

Love and Hate the rain

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Friday March 16, 2012   -   By Brien and Debbie

As we go through the rain I am sitting in front of our fire place drinking a strong cup of coffee, listing to the weather on Good Day Sacramento 31.I haven't seen the amount they claimed was going to happen ,but its not over yet, Cows look happy about the...

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Heritage Kunekune Pork. Grass Fed/Finished

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday March 01, 2012   -   By Poly

Oven Roasters will be ready in 5 - 6 weeks. Call today or visit our online store. 1-760-868-6206

Livestock/pet UPDATE!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Wednesday February 29, 2012   -   By Craig

  Heritage turkeys:  Preorder now!  Email for details.  Hope to be ready by December 2012.   Pets: Kunekune piglets projected to be available in late 2012 Miniature Jersey cows (for milk) projected to be sold in...

Tamworth Pig or Funny Looking Chicken?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday September 06, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Gilt I promised I would update you on the Little Tamworth Gilt who thinks she is a chicken. A few weeks ago I noticed a pig running through the yard. I watched as she zipped down past the house and disappeared. I was sure she belonged to our...

Large Black Crossed with Tamworth Pigs Make Excell...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday June 23, 2011   -   By David

Are you sure you want to delete this post? This action is permanent. Yes, delete post No, keep post After several years of contemplating and researching old heritage breed pigs I have purchased a Large Black boar piglet to cross breed...

All Creatures Great and Small

Blog: The Shire   -   Friday May 06, 2011   -   By Laohaire

We raise several breeds of cattle for specific purposes, Sussex for draft, Irish Moiled for milk and beef, British White for beef, Guernsey for milk, and Red Angus for beef. We also have some truly rare breeds solely for conservation. Galloway, Devon, and...

Pigs on Pasture - How Much Will They Root?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday May 04, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Pigs Rooting A question I always get from farmers who are considering raising hogs on pasture is, "how much will they root?" What they are really asking is how much damage are they going to inflict on my pastures? That's a good...

Over Seeding Pasture for Pigs and Poultry

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday April 19, 2011   -   By David

Tilling Pasture Pigs eat a lot of grass. Especially a bunch of Tamworth pigs that get fed limited amounts of grain. In order to keep our pastures full of good grass we sometimes over seed with different types of grasses. I ascribe to the saying...

How to Choose an Electric Fencer

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday March 18, 2011   -   By David

Electric Fence Energizer One of the most important pieces of equipment for the hog farmer who wants to raise pigs on pasture is an electric fence charger. Sometimes called a fencer or energizer. I have had several energizers over the years some good...

Meeting of The Minds

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Wednesday March 09, 2011   -   By shepherd

I am sure this farm does not run like a well-oiled machine. Matter of fact there seems to be only one thing that every species of animal agrees on around here. Can you guess what that is? That is right F-O-O-D. It always has to be time for food. When is it...

Most Tamworth Sows are Great Mothers

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday March 04, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Sow and Piglets Tamworth pigs are the breed I decided to raise for several reasons. One, they have big litters. They also are typically good mothers. We farrow our sows outside in the warm months and many times the sow just goes into the...

Pig Plow

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Tuesday March 01, 2011   -   By shepherd

We are saving some fuel,  hard work and time by having a couple of the medium size pigs plow up part of the garden area. Sounds good huh? Well, for the most part it works just fine, they do a good job on grass and weeds, including roots. They hate onion...

Training Pigs to Electric Fence

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday February 26, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Gilt Pigs are easily to keep in with electric fence. But training them to respect it is critical. When we start new piglets out here on the farm. We always take them through a training process. Without training them you will end up...

Baby Season Again

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday February 16, 2011   -   By Emily

It's a spring thaw here at the farm!  Although it's a great change of pace not having to break chunks of ice from all the water buckets, the packed snow has become so slippery that it's pretty much a matter of when, not if, I land on my rear while doing...

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Piglets! Piglets! Piglets!

Blog: Wind Racer Farm   -   Tuesday February 15, 2011   -   By Violet

PIGLETS! PIGLETS! PIGLETS! This has been a busy few weeks. All of our sows have had their spring piglets in the last three weeks. First Mary had hers, on a cold, cold day. We were working my ten year old son's PTO fund raiser and when we got...

Farm Pick-Up Today! Sat. Feb. 5th

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday February 05, 2011   -   By Poly

Today marks another pick-up day at the farm. Open to registered farm members. Please bring your large coolers, try to carpool and wear flat shoes. Please, drive up and open and close the gate  behind you, we have livestock running free. ...

Ever See a Tamworth Pig Like This One?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday January 28, 2011   -   By David

Purebred Tamworth Barrow Several years ago I was surprised to have a pig that looked more like a Oxford Sandy & Black pig from England. I was surprised because it was the offspring of a registered pair of Tamworth! It was my when I first started...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FATTIE PATTIE - One Of Our Sows ...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday January 27, 2011   -   By Poly

Happy Brthday Fattie Pattie, One of our sows is 2 years old today, she is so beautiful. Today She celebrates her 2nd birthday, and this birthday is special, because it will be her first celebrated here with us. It's going to be a big CELEBRATION!

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