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Animals for Food Production on One Acre Lots or Less

food productionRecently we have been having many discussions on what would be the best animals for food production on smaller properties.  By that, we mean one acre or less.

The factors that we took in consideration for food production were

  • The length of the animal’s gestation period.
  • Does the animal product multiple births and how long to maturity.
  • Can the animal live off your land?
  • Does it compete for resources with you?
  • What type of workload does it create for you?
  • Can it be butchered easily at home?
  • Do you have the resources to preserve the quantity of meat? Remember you are preserving the meat without refrigeration.
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