Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing

At New Woodlands Farm, we raise our pigs using Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing. Each day, the animals are allowed access to a small sub-section of their 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, and greenbriar.