Barley is a grain that grows well in the Pacific Northwest, and when combined with field peas, which also grow well in the Pacific Northwest, it makes a complete protein ration for pigs. And they love it. We have created an experimental barley field on the three quarters of an acre where the pigs were pastured from February through May. In future years we hope to harvest grain to feed the following year's pigs, but for this year our plan is to put the hogs back onto the field to eat the grain in place in the fall.