Rotating Pigs!

by eversfield

Our latest litter of piglets - now several weeks old.

Our latest litter of piglets - now several weeks old.

Now that the ground is warming up our latest family of piglets is spending more time out in the sunshine, rooting around for grubs and roots. To keep our organic grass meadows full of life and nutrition, we follow a natural organic rotation cycle each year. The large hillside meadow where the pigs have spent the winter is now just a field of bare earth, as the pigs have eaten all the grass and vegetation whilst putting natural fertiliser back into the soil from their own waste.  The field will now be ploughed and drilled for planting with organic meadow grasses later this year, and by next summer will be used for grazing some of our sheep or cattle. The pigs will be moved to another field to start the process again!

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