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Farmers Seeking Woodlands for Silvopasture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Schuyler and Colby Gail Apr 3, 2016. 2 Replies

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Schuyler and Colby Gail replied to Schuyler and Colby Gail's discussion Farmers Seeking Woodlands for Silvopasture
"Thanks, Dave! There are a lot of variables- breed, quality and amount of forage available, how often you move them, weather, parasite load. Our pigs are finishing in 6 months with very little grain."
Apr 3, 2016
Dave Manning replied to Schuyler and Colby Gail's discussion Farmers Seeking Woodlands for Silvopasture
"Unfortunately, I do not have land to offer you, but wish I could.  When the pigs are in the forest, how much grain is supplemented and how long does it take to finish them off? Good luck...."
Apr 1, 2016
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Farmers Seeking Woodlands for Silvopasture

We rotationally graze heritage pigs in the woods.  We are experienced, full-time farmers working with a grazing specialist, and co-op extension to ensure that our management practices are sustainable. We have won prizes and grants for farm management innovation. We fence with moveable solar-powered electric fencing. We are…See More
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We raise pigs on silvopasture in NY state.

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