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by Gary
Sat May 09, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hair
Replies: 7
Views: 5542

I certainly believe this to be seasonal, with some Kunes prone to hair loss and others not.
My two share the same clean bed and with regularity, for the last 4years, one has suffered.
Onset normally during Ap[ril and unfortunately lasting for about 3 months.
by Gary
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Same granddad?
Replies: 15
Views: 11305

Hitting a piglet with a spade or swinging it by the legs to kill it is neither traditional or humane !! To advocate such a practice is even worse. In fact it is an act that causes unecessary suffering and is illegal. If a breeder is prepared to accept ?150 - ?200 for a piglet, as we all are, then he...
by Gary
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 4487

If it was known for sure why pigs root then possibly ways could be considered to divert them, there are many theories on this point save to say that it is a natural instinct. Even "ASK JEEVES" doesn't know ! As mentioned previously in posts, personally, I believe it's a juvenile and often seasonal a...
by Gary
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Rooting
Replies: 5
Views: 9293

Anna,
This is a well researched area for most kune owners.
Look under "general discussion" - may help.
by Gary
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs rooting
Replies: 11
Views: 7670

Kunes not rooting is a myth.
Kunes not rooting like conventional pigs is a fact.
Many owners will tell you that rooting is often a juvenile and seasonal activity. This I believe.
It does and will get better for you - honest !
by Gary
Fri May 23, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Is ivy poisonous for kunes?
Replies: 7
Views: 6828

Fran,
I too shared your concern, and researched it.
Three months ago, when both my sows were in pig, I caught them eating Ivy off a tree I'd felled.

Four weeks later they each gave birth to a litter of 9 !
Damn good stuff that Ivy !
The answer is no and they love it.

Gary..
by Gary
Fri May 02, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: Introducing Piglets.
Replies: 1
Views: 2527

Introducing Piglets.

Out of our two litters born 4 weeks ago our prospective buyers have unfortunately, but understandably, chosen one piglet from each litter. I know squabbling will invariably take place on the hand over day but does anyone have any advice on making this process as smooth and uneventful as possible, fo...
by Gary
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HORMONES !!!! Your Advice/Experience Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 3233

DI/Wendy,
Thanks for that.
You are probably right, it's just out of character for them as they did not react like this with their previous litters.
Thanks again.

Gary..
by Gary
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HORMONES !!!! Your Advice/Experience Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 3233

HORMONES !!!! Your Advice/Experience Please.

[color=blue] We have two sows aged 4 yrs, half sisters, been together since they were 2 weeks old, inseperable - even took them together to the boar. Both are gentle and well mannered. Both have had litters for us previously and have presented no problems, whatsoever. This month they both had a litt...
by Gary
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Litters
Topic: Piglets, Piglets and more Piglets !!
Replies: 4
Views: 4342

Thanks.

Their lines are Awakino/Ru.

Gary..
by Gary
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Litters
Topic: Piglets, Piglets and more Piglets !!
Replies: 4
Views: 4342

Piglets, Piglets and more Piglets !!

What a week ! Two litters of 9 in each. Both decided to deliver at midnight on seperate nights but we were present - tremendous experience. An array of colours, but now actively seeking homes. WE ARE LOCATED IN NORTH WALES WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF CHESHIRE AND MERSEYSIDE. Should anyone require a co...
by Gary
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald pig!
Replies: 5
Views: 5132

Kaz,
Check for lice just in case he's irritated by them and scratching.
If he has them or you're unsure you can get a wormer and lice eradicator in a "pour on " form which you simply apply from the head to tail in a line along the back- very effective and a good preventative measure.

Gary..
by Gary
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scary price increase of feed
Replies: 20
Views: 27439

Amanda, You had a bargain ! Our local Feed Merchant is charging ?10.35 for A&P. Like many I used to feed A&P and changed to a Sow & Weener by Farmgate, about 2 years ago. I Pay ?4.50 for a 20kg bag. The important nutrient in the feed for these pigs is the protein as this determines to a large extent...