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by Di
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Meat
Topic: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!
Replies: 9
Views: 7330

Re: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!

Sorry not as scientific as that!! Just look at them at around 6 - 7 months and think "I'm fed up with feeding you" so on they go!!
by Di
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!
Replies: 9
Views: 7330

Re: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!

Sorry 117lbs was the sausages from 4 after doing chops and joints. So approx 28lbs per pig of sausages + chops and back legs. OR 70 lbs sausages if you do ALL the pig to sausages.
by Di
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Meat
Topic: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!
Replies: 9
Views: 7330

Re: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!

Sorry to take so long its been a hectic week. I took 4 kunekunes back in the summer and got the following. 8 boned and rolled back legs averaging 6lb each (after boning). 28 chops per pig and 4 chops weighed 1.25lbs. (4 x 28 total) 117lbs sausages. I charge £3 per lb (about 6 or 7 sausages). If I ma...
by Di
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Preparing for farrowing
Replies: 9
Views: 5952

Re: Preparing for farrowing

To this I would add: mobile phone, flask of tea or coffee, something to sit on and the number of your friendly vet if only for moral support when things don't seem to be going quite right!!

Di
by Di
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!
Replies: 9
Views: 7330

Re: KUNES FOR MEAT ADVICE WANTED PLEASE!

Hi Michelle I find KKs fantastic for meat. I free range them until they are about 7 - 8 months old. They are sometimes more free range than they should be when they escape. They are fed sow rolls or sow nuts - not sure how many - probably 2 scoops a day. I only feed in the morning as I am lazy and t...
by Di
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Litters
Topic: Piglets in Somerset
Replies: 0
Views: 2154

Piglets in Somerset

I have 2 black and white gilts, both with piri piri, born last night. They are Jenny/Andrew and will be available in 8 weeks time.
by Di
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best age to sell piglets
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Re: Best age to sell piglets

I wean at 8 weeks and sell as soon as I can after that.
by Di
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biting Pigs
Replies: 10
Views: 7521

This decision is of course only the individual can make. However, I have heard people say the same about their dogs 'oh, he's only being playful' then you hear on the news that a child has been killed by a pet dog!! Its a matter of choice. Do you risk a child or yourself being seriously injured beca...
by Di
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: KUNEKUNE OWNERS IN SOMERSET???
Replies: 5
Views: 3626

I am in Somerset and so is Carol. Also Sue Rankin who doesn't come on the website much but breeds lovely pigs and wins lots of prizes at the shows.

Paula Hodder is also Somerset. I am sure we could get enough together if suggested for a good old natter!
by Di
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Meat
Topic: kunes for meat
Replies: 13
Views: 9074

I took my 4 on Sunday and will be collecting the pork tomorrow and the sausages next week. Our abbatoir (C & S Meats) has a butchery attached and I get them to do it all (lazy I know). I will let you know the cost next week. I am always pleased with what they do. My kunekunes were born 16th Feb so 7...
by Di
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: kunes for meat
Replies: 13
Views: 9074

Oh dear!! Thanks Wendy - better separate mine NOW!
by Di
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Meat
Topic: kunes for meat
Replies: 13
Views: 9074

It seems a lot of people are asking this same question. I can only tell you my experiences. The meat is superb. The first couple I had made totally into sausages because I had been told that's all they were good for. You get about 70lbs of sausages per pig. Had no trouble selling these and people ca...
by Di
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wallow
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

My boar just loves the wallow - the muddier he is the better. However the sows seem quite happy to lie in the shade or in the fence. They will occasionally tip their water over but seem to find the grass is cool enough. I would think that as long as there is shade, water and a wallow available then ...
by Di
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: New to pigs and need help!!
Replies: 4
Views: 5761

I am a little concerned that you are talking about a pig ie one. Pigs are very social animals and you need to keep at least 2 together for company. One alone will be a very miserable, lonely little thing and no, dogs, cats, humans, donkeys, sheep and anything else will not be good enough. Sorry, lec...
by Di
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: cost of castration
Replies: 4
Views: 3293

Hi Wendy My castrations were costing about the same as yours. Like you my vet does gas sedative and stitches because of the risk of hernia. Then of course there are antibiotic jabs. Part of the reason why I am afraid all the boars go for sausages, unless someone specifically wants, and pays a deposi...