We've had the pigs for about a month and a half now. I've really enjoyed having them so far and I've learned a lot about them. I'm raising these pigs on pasture by having a central housing/feeding area for them and creating paddocks off of that by using electric fence which I move every couple of weeks. Giving them fresh pasture allows them new ground to forage on and prevents them from completely destroying any one location. When given the opportunity pigs will root (dig) for a good portion of the day. Conventional farms prevent this by raising them on concrete or putting a ring in their nose. We want our pigs to act like pigs so we are trying to harvest the labor of their natural behaviors by putting them to work and improving our land. The area of land that I have them on was an overgrown weed patch in the back of our property. My plan is to remove as many rocks as possible from the land after the pigs have been on it and then spread some clover seed in the spring. The clover will be beneficial to our bees and our next batch of pigs because they graze as well as they root. In addition to allowing the pigs access to pasture to root and graze and feeding them gallons of acorns I've also been very fortunate to have been given whey from a local cheese maker and I've done some gleaming at a local farm for fruits and vegetables that were not fit for sale.
Please consider supporting small scale local agriculture in your area you will taste the difference.