April 11, 2019

I recently visited an old time farmer down in Southeast Iowa to look, know, and talk about his Chester White breeding stock.

I raise primarily Berkshire / Red Wattle / Duroc Cross pigs, but have been in search of a breed that would improve my maternal ability. The Chester White breed is an American heritage breed known for its ruggedness, mothering ability, high conception rates, and meat quality. Some consider it...

February 13, 2019

Here at the farm it is the dead of winter and it has turned cold and snowy. I wanted to share how the pigs are holding up through these cold and snowy times. Our pigs are managing this situation but prefer moderate temperatures.  We provide our smaller piglets with heat lamps, so they can stay dry and warm.  This is important, so they can continue to gain weight and have strong immune systems.

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