Chris Kott wrote:If you want them to dig, you need to give them something to dig. Sometimes, grubs will be enough. Other times, most times I have heard of, you need to plant something like tillage radishes, something that drops a tasty tuber into the ground for them to dig up. They're not altruists, after all.
Mike Jay wrote:What kind of pigs are they? From what little I understand, kunekune and American guinea hogs don't root much at all.
Dennis Mitchell wrote:I tried that. It was one of those projects that sounded like a good idea, but in the long run was more work than it was worth. Any livestock needs infrastructure and knowledge. I would have been ahead if I had just rototilled. The meat was second rate. I’m impressed with how much they will eat. Unless I’m paying for it....
Dave Fast wrote:You have to get a bacon pig, not a lard pig. Bacon pigs are long, lean, active pigs, where as lard pigs are short (in length), lazy, and fat. If you can find Tamworth they will plow 2 feet deep with ease but they are an extreme bacon pig, the picture of your pig: you have a lard pig which will basically only root down to the grass roots.