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by Carol
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: balding sow
Replies: 5
Views: 3497

Re: balding sow

Hi,
I have several pigs and just one of them, a castrate, loses his hair every winter. He also only loses the black hair and only down the centre of his back. I don't think it is anything to worry about.
by Carol
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Incidence of hernia's in kunekune boars
Replies: 10
Views: 4223

Re: Incidence of hernia's in kunekune boars

My last 2 litters were AWAKINO/TE WHANGI , 3 piglets, and JENNY /ANDREW, 6 piglets. Of these 9 there were 7 boars!! 3 were castrated, including a little runt that was bottle fed, lived in the kitchen in front of the aga and was constantly being picked up - maybe Alison you were just unlucky with you...
by Carol
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs and Bees
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Pigs and Bees

That is always a risk, although i have not had a problem and pigs have very thick skin. All the bees (and wasps) in the neighbourhood, not just yours, would be interested in the water. I think they would probably take flight before the pigs laid on them. If you are worried about it then a stone bird...
by Carol
Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: KUNEKUNE OWNERS IN SOMERSET???
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

Re: KUNEKUNE OWNERS IN SOMERSET???

That sounds like a great idea Di.
by Carol
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs and Bees
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Pigs and Bees

Hi, I have 5 hives in the corner of a small orchard. I have kept 4 pigs in the rest of the orchard for most of the summer. The hives have stock fencing all round and a strand of electric tape about 6 inches above the ground. If the pigs are running short of grass and the grass looks greener on the o...
by Carol
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where do i get rid of pig poop !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Compost it!!!! Your plants will love it.
by Carol
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Litters page on web site
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Litters page on web site

The litters page on the new web site does not appear to give the Sow and Boar lines for the piglets. Is this right or am I missing something?
by Carol
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Is there an alternative to pig nuts?
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Is there an alternative to pig nuts?

About 6 months ago Trading Standards took a sample of my pig nuts for testing. The results showed that the copper content was 45mg instead of 17mg - that is more than 2 1/2 times more than it should be. The reason I am worried is that I graze the pasture with sheep, after I move the pigs off, and th...
by Carol
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: On the ground or in a trough?
Replies: 3
Views: 2506

I feed mine on the ground in the summer as long as it is not too wet, but in the winter I use recycled rubber skips. It saves the ground when grass is at a premium and there is less squabbling over the food if they have a skip each. I have found that when using a trough there is always one that gets...
by Carol
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: People "Giving away Piglets"
Replies: 7
Views: 4459

Hi Pandora, The idea isn't to sell the piglets as weaners, its to send them to the abatoir youself. I sell sausages and if i sold all of the meat i would make about 70 ponds per pig over and above the cost of the abatoir. If you factor in the cost of feed it is probably no profit at all, but it is b...
by Carol
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Health
Topic: skin condition
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

Hi, I have had this several times in piglets, and i have one that has it at the moment. I have tried bathing them - in the bath as it was winter time- nightmare!! Have had the vet out several times with antibiotics and injections for mites but neither really worked and they are at a loss to know wha...
by Carol
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vet in the bucks area
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Hi Wendy, I have pm'd you. I have just reread the postings and realise its a boar not a piglet but I think it is still worth a try.
by Carol
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vet in the bucks area
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Buckinghamshire is a big county. Can you be a bit more specific about the area.
by Carol
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Litters
Topic: Regitering Breeding boar piglets
Replies: 9
Views: 3955

Hi Wendy

Can i just check that I have understood your last comment correctly.

Does this mean that the new rule only applies to members joining after 1st May and not to any members who have joined before that date?
by Carol
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registering breeding boar piglets
Replies: 10
Views: 6283

Thanks Wendy.