I offered Walter Jeffries $10,000 to raise 4 pigs following his own guidelines. He declined. You can see the offer and the comments here.
Walter Jefferies over at Sugar Mountain farm has talked a lot on the net about pastured pigs, and the majority of his writing is good stuff. He's an interesting fellow with strong views on a number of topics. He's even on TV doing interviews. In this interview, he claims to have been raising pigs for 12 generations. In his blog, in this entry, he claims to have started raising pigs in 2002 or 2003. 2010-2003 = 7 years.
UPDATE 8-15-2010: Concensus opinion is that it takes 1 year per generation. Sorry Walter. See the comments, below.
Unless Walter is doing something magical, you're going to get at best 7 generations out of 7 years. So I asked him about it.
You'll find the discussion in the order it happened on homestead hogs in the comments below. You can find the original here.
Why am I posting this here? Walter and I were asked to take the discussion off board, and Walter has complained that the other place he posted stuff to, homesteadingtoday.com, has a bias against him.
Well Walter - and everyone else -- I won't delete anything you say. I'll post it all. Enjoy.
3 days ago