MODERN HERITAGE SWINE GUIDE

Many heritage breed pigs are well suited for raising outdoors, on pasture, and in the woods.  They retain foraging skills and mothering instincts needed for outdoor production.  Slow growth and a diverse diet add flavor, and consumers and chefs are enjoying this addition to the table.

This guide is offered for farmers who wish to learn more about raising traditional old-type hogs using both historic pasture-based management practices and modern information.  Building Knowledge and skill will help farmers produce high quality, market-ready products to benefit the farm’s bottom line and conserve heritage breeds.

Modern Heritage Swine  Series Guide

  • Keys to Cost Management for Extensive Pork Production
  • Common Health Concerns and Diseases of Pastured Pigs
  • Biosecurity for Pastured Pigs
  • Breeding Heritage Pigs
    • Selecting Breeding Stock for Heritage Hogs –  new page from guide
      • Guinea Hog breeding recommendations
      • GOS breeding recommendations
      • Large Black pig breeding recommendations
      • Ossabaw Island hog breeding recommendations
      • Red Wattle hog breeding recommendations
    • Control of Inbreeding for Productivity and Genetic Conservation in Swine
    • Artificial Insemination Basics for Pastured Pigs (move AI video links from home/landing page?)
    • Detection of Estrus in Pigs – add new page from guide
    • Preparing for Farrowing – add new page from guide
  • Feeding Pigs in Extensive Production – add new page from guide
  • Heritage Hog Processing
  • Marketing Your Heritage Pork Products

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This Guide series is produced by:

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University of MO logo

Supported financially by:

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