Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing


A mixed herd of heritage and production barrows saved during the spring of 2020
A little while after the pigs left.
The same ground less than 30 days later.
Born on pasture, live on pasture.

At New Woodlands Farm, we raise our pigs using Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing. Every few days,  we move the hogs to a new section of pasture that has not been grazed for many weeks. The brief exposure combined with long rest periods gives the animals fresh forage every day and greatly benefits the soil health. Additionally, many of the plants that the pigs select contribute to pasture degradation: blackberry, sumac, poison ivy, parilla, and greenbriar.