How much can you make with a pig farm? Alluvial farms earned $188K in revenue in 2020—a massive growth from where they started in 2016. We’ll get the owners’ insights into modern pig farming in this video.
Katie Pencke and Matthew McDermott had extensive farming experience before buying Alluvial Farms, but they still had to learn how to raise pigs. They started a small pig farm in 2016 with 10 animals, growing to 120 animals once they’d perfected their technique to raise hogs.
Today, we’ll hear Matthew and Katie’s advice on pig farming for beginners. They’ll talk through their initial costs, what equipment is necessary for indoor pig farming, and how much land you’ll need for outdoor pig farming.
Alluvial farms has their own breeding program, but not all pig farms do. We’ll hear the pros and cons of breeding on site and what it takes to put that infrastructure in place.
Along with pig farming, Alluvial Farms grows feed grain and other crops on their land. We’ll learn the advantages of this diversified approach and what kind of costs and labor that adds.
Along with that, we’ll get the inside scoop on how to start pig farming, including the types of organizations to reach out to for funding and support and what day-to-day life really looks like for a modern farmer.
If you want more info on farming for beginners after watching this video, check out our other video on starting a farm. And if you’re ready to take the plunge, you can buy a farm for sale suitable for raising pigs with these listings. For more info on Alluvial Farms you can head to their website, https://alluvialfarms.com/.
If you’re looking to start a farm business, see our complete guide to starting and running your own farm from scratch: https://www.upflip.com/blog/how-to-start-a-farm
Want more? Check out the following episode we’ve done on farming:
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