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by robnock
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Grazing
Replies: 6
Views: 9742

Re: Grazing

My 3 all root a lot, though undoubtedly not as much as 'normal' pigs. I had hopes that they would root a lot less than they do and, despite, having had a huge area of decent grass to graze on they quickly started just turning it all over. Bit of a pain and wondering what to do as had had hopes of ro...
by robnock
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Turning the ground
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Turning the ground

Thanks for your thoughts. I don't see why she should be hungry as she has plenty of grass around and has not shown any interest in hay offered. She also does get mixed veg which she enjoys. We think the little KK piglets have been watching or listening to her as they are making an impressive amount ...
by robnock
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fox kills Kune piglet
Replies: 9
Views: 4453

Re: Fox kills Kune piglet

My KK piglets are about 19 weeks old and weighed just over 12kg each a few weeks ago. I don't know if that is small, normal or large for that age but I am still locking them up at night to protect them from Mr (or Mrs) Fox. Wondering if I need to any more. They don't look that big compared to a fox ...
by robnock
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Turning the ground
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Turning the ground

Just added a sow in pig to our little herd though she is in quarantine at the moment and turning the ground quite a lot, though there is lots of grass and other plants to eat Previous owner said she did not turn the ground for them and so wondering: 1 Any suggestions as to how to stop/reduce the tur...
by robnock
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding boar in first litter
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Breeding boar in first litter

I see that "Breeders cannot register breeding boars in their first litters. Registrations for breeding boars are only allowed over a year after the herd's first litter notification." Does that mean that any boars from the in-pig pedigree gilt I am buying cannot be registered for breeding. As the boa...
by robnock
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buy gilt in pig
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

Buy gilt in pig

I am planning/hoping to buy a gilt in pig and due in September. Are there any particular issues or concerns about that?

Thanks,

Rob
by robnock
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily digest of posts
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Daily digest of posts

Sorry but I cannot see how to get a daily digest of posts to the forum. Must be possible but....

Thanks,

Rob
by robnock
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Ancestor Loss Coefficient & Relationship Coefficient
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Ancestor Loss Coefficient & Relationship Coefficient

Very helpful, and quick. Thanks,
by robnock
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Ancestor Loss Coefficient & Relationship Coefficient
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Ancestor Loss Coefficient & Relationship Coefficient

I was just looking at Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) and Planned Breeding and wondering if someone could provide more details about all 3 indices but especially the Ancestor Loss Coefficient & Relationship Coefficient. Are low percentages 'good' or 'bad'? What ranges are normal? All information app...