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by truella
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wagging tails
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: wagging tails

To me, you have got 2 happy pigs! :lol:
by truella
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Advice for a new pig carer
Replies: 8
Views: 3747

Re: Advice for a new pig carer

I have actually been giving some of my sows sugar beet nuts (soaked for 24 hrs 1st of course) if they have been 'run down' after having a litter. This has really helped with their condition. I don't know if this would be worth trying with your girl - but make sure you build it up gradually as it can...
by truella
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Overdue expectant mums
Replies: 6
Views: 4105

Re: Overdue expectant mums

I did have a kune that was producing milk for about 2 weeks when I sqeezed her teats, even occassionally naturally 'leaking' before she eventually farrowed - all the piglets were fine & healthy. I have also had a kune sow milk up without ever producing a litter & managed to feed some of my orphaned ...
by truella
Fri May 18, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Ru/Kerreopa Breeding Boar For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1312

Ru/Kerreopa Breeding Boar For Sale

Potential young breeding boar for sale. Ru/Kerreopa lines with piri piri. Born Oct 2011. Birth notified so eligable for registration. Growing into a really nice stamp of a kunekune - seems a shame to send him for sausages. Open to offers. Also, his brothers are available (5 of them un-castrated so f...
by truella
Fri May 11, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: breeding ages
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: breeding ages

Any other breed of pig, you are advised to get gilts to have their 1st litter as they reach 1yr old, which means putting them to the boar at 8 months. kunekune's on the other hand are alot slower at maturing than the other breeds, the advise is to wait until the gilt is at least 1yr old before putti...
by truella
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Herd book numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Re: Herd book numbers

Do your pigs have a pedigree certificate as the herd book number will be on there. If you don't have certificates they are un-pedigree (not birth notified or registered by the breeder at the point of sale) & therefore you will be unable to register them. Only the breeder can birth notify/register st...
by truella
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Diarrhoea in piglets
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Re: Diarrhoea in piglets

Can't help you on the weight of a 9wk old I'm afraid.........the only time I weigh them is when they look ready to go to the abbotoir.
by truella
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Diarrhoea in piglets
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Re: Diarrhoea in piglets

Just reduce the amount of food you are giving them & try not to give them too much 'soft fruit' (banana's, pears, etc), or just feed a small quantity of sow nuts that aren't too high in protien as it sound to me as the 1 with the runs is only eating the fruit/veg. No medication is needed if there ha...
by truella
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: heat lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 5631

Re: heat lamp

If they can see each other I wouldn't worry - her mate will accept it eventually.
I have left 2 sows together to farrow before but do prefer them to be seperate so they can get the special bond they need with their piglets.
by truella
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: heat lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 5631

Re: heat lamp

All my pigs farrow outside in their arcs with no heat lamps (no electricity at the field) so if she is happy outside, leave her, just don't give her too much straw as the piglets tend to bury themselves & can get squashed.
by truella
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Best way to restrain a KK for an injection?
Replies: 8
Views: 5656

Re: Best way to restrain a KK for an injection?

I use a slapshot injector with all my pigs not just the Kunekune. You can only buy these from Holmefield Services ( Mail Order) at a cost of about £5. The are simply a flexible tube of just over a metre with one end which attaches to the syring and the other allows a needle to be twisted securely o...
by truella
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boar not mounting properly
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Boar not mounting properly

What do you actually mean by not mounting properly?
I have seen every way that a boar mounts a sow including at her head........I don't worry even though he's obviously at the wrong end.
Also, if the old 'gilt' that can no longer conceive is surely now classed as a sow, not a gilt.
by truella
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding pigs Veg peelings
Replies: 13
Views: 18604

Re: Feeding pigs Veg peelings

Bananas, beet root & pumkins (when pumkins are in season)............my pigs go nuts for them! Mine get fed just about any & every type of fruit & veg going, even types that even I haven't ever tasted, they soon tell you what they love & what they will tollerate. If I end up with any fruit with ston...
by truella
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding pigs Veg peelings
Replies: 13
Views: 18604

Re: Feeding pigs Veg peelings

Mine get raw potato's..........but only in small rations. The high amount of starch is quite difficult to digest & I don't feed them green potato's...........hasn't caused a problem with mine yet being fed raw (touch wood).
by truella
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: ENTIRE Boars
Replies: 0
Views: 1280

ENTIRE Boars

I have 2 entire boars which would make really nice future breeding boars. One is a stunning cream colour & the other is Tri. Both have 2 piri's. Born Oct 2011 & birth notified. They are Kereopa/Ru. I was raising them on for meat but these 2 are growing into really nice pigs & it would be a shame not...