Out to Pasture

pigs out to fresh pasture

We finally got our pigs out of their winter area today!  There’s Big Mama with her adopted children out at the back of the west pasture.  This is how we keep our animals happy and content – loads of fresh plants and grass for them to root around them.  Pigs are basically four-legged non-stop rototillers, and if you go see the ground after just a couple of days, you’ll know exactly what I mean!

On the farm, we move our animals to fresh pasture every few days, depending on how big the area is and how much pressure there is on the ground.  Pigs and layers move between three days and two weeks.  Broilers, which are much more tightly packed, get fresh grass every day.