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Grazing Hogs Pasture Walk

July 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Pigs’ don’t graze” April has been grazing her heritage
hogs for 8 years, and estimates that up to 50% or more
of the pigs diet can come from grazing during the green
season, with the remainder as a grain supplement. April
acknowledges there are some advantages to cross breeding
but she has a focus on heritage breed preservation after
starting with Large Blacks, she now has Gloucestershire
Old Spots. Single strand electric polywire contains
the pigs which are rotated through a series of temporary
paddocks for the season. The marbled, ruby red meat is
selling well directly to consumers and restaurants. This
pasture walk will look at challenges to managing pigs to
prevent rooting behavior, controlling parasites and pasture
impact. As part of a USDA SARE grant, April and
others have been reviewing the opportunity to develop a
mobile processing unit for on-farm harvesting.


July 23, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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April Prusia Farm
W8707 Sawmill Rd.
Blanchardville, WI
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