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Piglets in straw


Information for farmers who are using or considering alternative pork production systems.


Designing feeding programs for natural and organic pork production

  • What does it mean to raise organic pork?
  • Documentation and records needed for organic certification
  • Challenges in feeding organically raised pigs
  • Suggested diets
  • Forages in swine diets and pasture systems


Biosecurity for alternative pig farms

Tips and guidelines for smaller scale pig producers using alternative production systems.



How the swine industry has changed


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