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Hog Farmers and Pork Lovers - Hang On!

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By David

The writing is on the wall. Meat prices in general will be trending up with pork and chicken leading the way. The drought across the corn belt has raised grain prices to the point many farmers are unable to stay in business. I recently saw an article on...

An Excellent Pig for the Smal Farm

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Sows circa 1920 I'm often asked: "What makes a great pig?" It could be many things depending on what your goals are, but for us at Spring Hill Farms it means: 1) It should be a true heritage breed. 2) Posses a strong,...

Farmers and Consumers - Don't Wait Until You Need ...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday April 26, 2012   -   By David

Another story showing how oppressive local government is becoming to small farms.  The worst time to buy insurance is after you need it. It's like closing the gate after the hogs are out. I taught personal finance for 15 plus years and my counsel was...

Small Farmers - Times Are Changing

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

The demand for local, organic, farm fresh meat and vegetables has been on the rise for the last several years. This means that people are actively seeking out this type product. Many “marketing type” farmers have been enjoying increasing sales every...

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