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A surprise on the farm!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Monday February 04, 2013   -   By Jason

I just love coming home to surprises on the farm!  Today was no exception. On the farm, we currently have three pastures full of pigs.  One pasture has our 12 week old piglets, the second pasture has our two newly separated breeder sows with a 2-1/2...

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...

Crossing Tamworth and Large Black Pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday May 03, 2012   -   By David

The Large Black and Tamworth pig crossing is still underway here at Spring Hill Farms. We had our first litters in March and so far have been happy with the results. They have been healthy and exhibited strong immunity which is the first test here on...

Serenity Farms of Coshocton, Ohio

Blog: Serenity Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Shawn

At Serenity Farms, we strive to raise meat and eggs the old fashioned way. Our animals don't need medications, do well on pasture, and are raised humanely to the point that almost every animal on our property is used to the human touch. We aren't health nuts,...

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...

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...

Farm Up-Date

Blog: Boardtown Organics   -   Monday March 28, 2011   -   By Greg

It's been a while since our last blog but here's what going on at Boardtown.......   Our Tamworths are ready to go to the processor!!! We are just waiting on the labels to get approved by the Ms Dept of Ag! Our young Red Star birds that we...

How I'm helping Save Heritage Breed Pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday March 11, 2011   -   By David

Heritage Breed Tamworth When I first started raising Tamworth pigs they were listed with The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy as "critical." Since then they have been moved to the "threatened" list. While there are many ways to...

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...

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...

Piglets Born Yesterday - 12

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday February 24, 2011   -   By Poly

12 piglets born to first time mommy, Cheetoe. She was very protective of her piglets while we were moving them to a secure area, while she followed.     2 at a time, being moved into a warm area for the cold winter...

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...

The Story of Junior: The Kidnapped Pig

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By David

Junior cuddling his foster mom I was digging through some photos today and came across Junior. Junior was orphaned in the winter of 2006. Actually my wife was outside and heard a piglet squealing as if in distress. She went to investigate and ...

Hogging Off Corn - One Man's Story

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday January 13, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Pigs I came across this old account of hogging off corn recently. Since I was already thinking this might be a good idea as I blogged about a couple of months ago it seemed a good addition to my previous post. HOGGING OFF CORN FIELDS - J.M....

Pastured Polutry & Tamworth Pigs in the Winter

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday December 21, 2010   -   By David

  Are you sure you want to delete this post? This action is permanent. Yes, delete post No, keep post Tamworth Pigs Ever wonder how you keep grass-fed pigs and chickens eating grass in the winter? The main way of course...

The Tamworth Breed History - Another Take

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday December 20, 2010   -   By David

  Tamworth Boar circa 1914 The Tamworth is probably the purest of the modern breeds of swine, it having been improved more largely by selection and care than by the introduction of the blood of other breeds. One historian claims ...

No Chemical Wormers Used Here

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday December 10, 2010   -   By David

Chemical Wormer At Spring Hill Farms we try to do things as close to natural as we can. To us that means no chemical wormers. I realize many farms do use chemical wormers. I also know small farms or organically oriented farms many times use chemical,...

Alternative Feeding Methods - Hogging Down Corn

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday November 15, 2010   -   By David

  The practice of letting pigs eat the corn from the stalks is a good alternative way of finishing pigs. It is a great labor saving practice because instead of having to pick the corn the pigs do the picking! It was a popular method in the early 1900's...

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