Starting in 2015, we decided to complete the cycle of pigs on the farm and purchased certified organic 2 Berkshire/Duroc gilts from friends. Hiccup and Sneeze as they are affectionately called arrived at about 300 lbs and have grown to a majestic 600. In December they each had a litter, bringing 18 lively piglets into our lives and introducing us all to the joys of pigging.
This winter, our pigs are enjoying deep bedding, large spacious pens and mucking about in the rest of the barn during the day. Once the weather warms up, they will have more access to the outdoors and move out on to pasture permanently once the fields are ready.