Raising Pigs: Pros and Cons

Posted by on January 1, 2018 2:53 pm
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I blame Craigslist.

A year ago we added a new adventure to our lives when we responded to an ad on Craigslist and went to pick up three cute, squealing, pink pigs from a nearby farm to add to our homestead. While we have thoroughly enjoyed having pigs on our little farm and having the pork in the freezer, owning pigs isn’t for everyone. Here are some pros and cons to consider before you make the leap into raising pigs.

4 responses to Raising Pigs: Pros and Cons

  1. [email protected] January 1st, 2018 at 10:48 pm

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  2. Charles January 1st, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    No pros nor cons listed.


    • M.D. Creekmore January 2nd, 2018 at 2:14 pm


      I don’t think that you understand how to use this site – you have to click on the link “go to the article” to read the article at the original site.


  3. Goatlover2 January 1st, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve raised pigs for the freezer twice. I didn’t find them “cute, clean OR very intelligent!” My favorite day was the day they went for processing. Unfortunately, the guy who processed the first 2 wasn’t available to process the second two and I believe the second processor switched our pigs for nasty wild hogs because they tasted horrible….no more pigs around here! Now, if the first guy would be in the processing business again, I’d be tempted. BUT, pigs do stink so keeping them far, far away from the house is a must.


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