Shalali Infante has a 1.5 acre semi-urban homestead where her family keeps 3 mini-Jersey milk cows, they breed mini-Jerseys. They also raise American guinea hogs and Nigerian dwarf goats (though they are phasing out the goats) They also raise pastured chickens in the summer for sale and for our yearly chicken needs.
On top of this they produce 100% of all their meat and dairy needs. They do rotational grazing and supplemental feed. They feed no grain to the ruminants and only feed sprouted grains to their hogs. The chickens do get an organic prepared feed.
Shalali and her family also produce many of their vegetables (increasing every year) and do not buy oil (except olive oil for salad dressing) as they use lard and butter and tallow. They also do some butchering workshops.
Again this is all accomplished on 1.5 acres!
Shalai joins us today to discuss backyard livestock and sustainability of food production with some of the sustainability coming from producing food for others and utilizing the income from that to feed your animals.
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