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by Jane M
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 16819

Mud

Reasuring to know we're not suffering alone! With all the mud about and the pigs feet being mostly damp I was wondering if foot rot was a common problem? I know when sheep are on puddly ground they tend to have more problems with it.
by Jane M
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 16819

Glorious mud?

After and lovely mild autumn we're swimming in mud this week. I,ve had to confine the pigs from the large field they're used to now the earth is soggy (terrible diggers), to their smaller area, feel really sorry for them. Hows everyone else doing? into winter quarters?
by Jane M
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Too Fat?
Replies: 1
Views: 3440

Too Fat?

I've tried to be careful what I feed my pigs but you know how they squeel for food!, Ive never stopped giving them just a cup full of nuts each morning and night over the summer on top of their grass as they were still growing. This week came the time for their worming injection so we bribed them in...
by Jane M
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Destructive
Replies: 5
Views: 4056

Destructive

Thanks for your replies, yes they know the nuts are there, i'll try to change its location, and yes my dad provided me with a little electric fence for the gate, seemed to do the trick, now I could do with one for the door, and the other 3 gates!!!!
by Jane M
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Destructive
Replies: 5
Views: 4056

Destructive

Up to now we've only had the usual digging to contend with but lately our 1 year old gilt and castrated boar have been quite destructive, theyre in big 2 acre field with plenty of grass but they lift 12ft gates up, when they get chance they tip over the hen runs, tonight they knocked down our door i...
by Jane M
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Leaves
Replies: 1
Views: 3583

Leaves

I know there are a few trees that are poisonous but are some leaves good for pigs? In their 2 acre field there are sycamore and ash which I believe are fine for sheep, cows and horses. Sometimes we need to shut them into their smaller enclosure when the sheep are being driven through, is it safe to ...
by Jane M
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piris
Replies: 2
Views: 2946

Piris

My gilt has no piris, does this make her bad breeding stock or if the boar has piris does this give a 50/50 chance of the piglets having them? Would you say piglets without piris should be sold for less. Would you enter a Kune without piris but otherwise a good example in a show?
by Jane M
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pig Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 10881

Pig Oil

Ok, I feel a bit stupid, Ive purchased the pig oil, because I know its part of a good pig keepers medicine cupboard but now what? How do I apply it ? with a rag or as a spray? Do you apply it as a precaution or just when their skin is dry, does it act like a sun screen in the sun or cooking oil and ...