11. Raising Hogs In The Woods While Grazing Grass With A Flerd

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Scott Hauck of Sacred Song Farm. Scott, along with his wife and daughter, runs a farm in Mancos, Colorado. They are a first-generation family farm. Scott discusses the rotational grazing of pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens and tells about raising hogs in the woods and breeds and management. Among the topics covered are flerds, leasing land, and Katahdin hair sheep.

  • [01:40] – The terrain of their location in Colorado
  • [03:12] – The last frost and first freeze
  • [04:12] – The kind of forage they have
  • [05:10] – How does he manage the livestock
  • [06:34] – The kind of wiring they have for the hogs
  • [07:37] – Rotating the hogs
  • [08:56] – About the drought in Mexico
  • [09:55] – How did he get interested in farming
  • [13:19] – managing feeders for the hogs
  • [15:15] – The breed of hogs he has
  • [16:42] – Teaching pigs to graze
  • [18:20] – About Mangalitsa hogs
  • [19:27] – Th livestock guardian dogs
  • [20:38] – The predators in Colorado
  • [21:40] – Putting the sheep and cows together
  • [22:39] – Managing the stockpile for the livestock
  • [23:46] – Grazing throughout the winter
  • [25:27] – Permaculture and holistic management
  • [26:27] – Grass finishing the cattle
  • [27:42] – Managing watering for the animals
  • [30:23] – His favorite grazing grass related book
  • [33:37] – Advice to new farmers
Books mentioned:
  • Holistic Management by
  • The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
  • Thoughts and Advice from an Old Cattleman by Gordon Hazard
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