We are using our 2 hampshire x yorkshire pigs to build and improve soil in areas around the homestead. Pigs are great at clearing a grassy or sod area of vegetation and rooting and tilling the soil. I’ve heard them being described as colonizer livestock, meaning they are good at coming into an area and clearing it for a clean slate or fresh start.
[Once we added an additional panel to the pig tractor, they immediately started grazing and rooting and had the new area cleared in a few days.] Continue reading