Sun Journal reports on Knight swine workshop
The Sun Journal reported that Colt Knight, state livestock specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, offered a class on raising pigs on Friday, March 3. One notable breed that Knight touched upon was the mangalitsa pig, a breed known for its extreme tufts of hair. This breed was one of the reasons Knight started these Swine 101 classes. According to Knight, he had received several phone calls from pig farmers concerned that their mangalitsa pigs were dying after an “unscrupulous breeder” sold mangalitsa pigs inaccurately claiming that they did not need to be fed, and they were capable of living off grass like cows.