Saturday Session III
A pasture-based system is a very cost-effective method of meat production and appeals to consumers who want high-quality meat from humanely treated animals. Grazing hogs will clean up weather-damaged crops, fertilize pastures and fields with manure, and can even “till-up” underproductive areas. Learn about forage management and the nutritional needs of organically raised pastured hogs.
Ross Duffield is the farm manager at Rodale Institute, where he helped construct its state-of-the-art organic hog facility. He is also an adjunct professor at Delaware Valley College; he teaches an organic livestock management class.