I'll likely still use pigs, but in lesser numbers.
Mar 14, Yes. We cleared about 70 acres in two cuttings over a span of about a decade between cuttings. It takes a lot of pigs to do brush clearing and pasture improvement.
Pigs have a mythical reputation for brush clearing but they are as effective as that. It takes mob grazing. I found I needed to figure pigs for five acres to do the mob bushcutting.barted Reading Time: 9 mins. Jan 11, Pigs have been incorporated into treed pastures in Europe for centuries.
However, the use of pigs in these systems has been to glean fallen hard or soft mast. Pannage is a historic English term for keeping livestock in woodlands to consume mast; this practice was also known as bushcutting.barted Reading Time: 7 mins.
May 10, A couple of years ago, they harvested trees from the site and now need to remove the stumps and other unwanted growth. Enter five specially-selected pigs for Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
My thought is that I can remove the trees (except the stumps) and build a perimeter fence for goats, pigs and chickens and let them do the work of clearing the land. That's basically where my idea stops though. Things I don't know: Is this a good way to prepare the land for annual vegetable planting? Aug 29, Pigs will clear woods and brush quite well, there are many people on youtube with videos doing just that. They are not going to of course remove anything large then maybe an inch around and not going to make a level pretty pasture.