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7669Re: [fukuoka_farming] Organic / Natural Pig raising...anyone

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  • ml1
    Jul 27, 2008
      What part of the country are you in and what breed of pigs do you have?

      michael wrote:
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      > We pasture pigs on an organic open field and at wood edge where they
      > also get tons of acorns and hickory nuts in the Fall.
      > We feed no corn. In the Winter they get only kamut (our bread grain)
      > and bushels of frozen apples.
      > They are very wild. These are the happiest pigs you could want to see.
      > We have a harvest ritual wherein we ask them to guide us to who among
      > them can share their lives to become our food.
      > They are very delicious.
      >
      > They are also very good watch animals. The pigs are very protective
      > of our older dog. The coyotes never enter their field.
      >
      > On Jun 24, 2008, at 10:45 AM, Shawn Turner wrote:
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      > > What do you consider Natural or Organic? My family raised pigs
      > > growing up. We did not give them shots or hormones. We feed them
      > > corn(Harmony) that we grew. Sorghum stalks and whatever was
      > > leftover from the kitchen table. I am sure I can shed some light
      > > on it for you.
      >
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