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by Rowlands
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: General Trading Post
Topic: Dexter cows for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3062

Dexter cows for sale

2 registered pedigree Dexter cows for sale. Both are 3 years old and in calf for the second time. We are in Cumbria. ?475 each ono.
by Rowlands
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Showing
Topic: local village show
Replies: 0
Views: 2747

local village show

I am considering taking my gilt and her litter to the village show in July- assuming all goes well, she's with the boar at the moment. Apart from the usual movement forms, tagging and 21 day standstill on our return, are there any other implications of taking pigs to shows? I just thought it might b...
by Rowlands
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: fodder beet
Replies: 1
Views: 4022

fodder beet

Someone in our local paper is advertising fodder beet for sale. Is this suitable feed for pigs? I'm looking for ways to vary their diet as they must be bored with pig rolls and pony carrots! As we're in Cumbria you wont be surprised to hear there's not a blade of grass left in their field and they'r...
by Rowlands
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: silage
Replies: 6
Views: 8269

Thanks for the info- I'll use with caution.
by Rowlands
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: silage
Replies: 6
Views: 8269

silage

Does anyone know whether pigs eat silage and whether its a good winter feed for them? Ours have already churned up the whole paddock, so with no more grazing to offer I'm looking at alternatives.
by Rowlands
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Litters
Topic: castrated boar piglets- cumbria
Replies: 0
Views: 2168

castrated boar piglets- cumbria

We still have 6 black castrated boars for sale, now 18 weeks old.
by Rowlands
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Erysipelas Vaccine
Replies: 6
Views: 6870

Hi Lucy, I've got a 25 dose bottle in the fridge and might have some over when I've done mine and my neighbour's. If so you'd be welcome to have it. The only trouble is they need 2 vaccinations 4 weeks apart and once the seal has been broken you can't be sure the contents are sterile- pigs may end u...
by Rowlands
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exporting to Europe?
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Not sure about France, but when I looked into exporting to N Ireland it seemed v complicated and expensive. The pigs have to be held in isolation for 30 days. After 21 days they need a series of blood tests. 24 hours before travel they must be examined by a vet who will then issue a certificate conf...
by Rowlands
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sending pigs to Northern Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

sending pigs to Northern Ireland

Has anyone any experience of sending pigs to Northern Ireland? I've just had an enquiry from a lady who's wanting to buy a couple of piglets and although she could come and pick them up, I wasn't able to tell her how to go about transporting them or any special proceedures that may be necessary prio...
by Rowlands
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pig auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

That's very helpful- thank you. Doesn't sound as though its worth taking them to Kendal- I'd rather keep them for slaughter myself than let them go for ?25. Shame York is a bit far for us to go. In reply to Simon, I've got 6 black castrated boars to sell and a black sow who's 18 months old. If you'r...
by Rowlands
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pig auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

pig auctions

Has anyone any experience of selling pigs at auction? The only enquiry I've had from my most recent ad in the local paper offering piglets and a sow for sale, was from someone organising a pig auction at a local livestock market. Apparently its the first one to take place locally since foot and mout...
by Rowlands
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: sugarbeet shreds
Replies: 10
Views: 9924

Is this just to offer variety or is it a useful addition to their diet? How does the cost compare to pig nuts? With 10 pigs to feed I'm finding costs mounting and wondered whether this would be a cheaper option to the nuts and pony carrots I'm currently feeding.
by Rowlands
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't they make you laugh
Replies: 1
Views: 2134

I find the piglets the funniest. I had one who hadn't quite got the hang of standing on 3 legs while he scratched his tummy with his other foot, so he stood on 3 legs and his snout. He looked as though he was trying to stand on his head- it did make me laugh! At feeding time I've seen piglets so kee...
by Rowlands
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 3
Views: 2951

I'm in Cumbria with piglets for sale so could provide a new companion- however doesn't sound as though that's what is wanted. I'll ask around my pig keeping friends to see if anyone can offer a new home to this lone gilt.
by Rowlands
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: odd email
Replies: 4
Views: 4854

same happened to me