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by repatexpat
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding from the garden
Replies: 1
Views: 3231

Feeding from the garden

We're busy weeding and thinning a large vegetable garden and wonder what is safe/unsafe (like parsnips) to feed Celeste and her 2 m.o. piglets. If they aren't taken out to graze, they've been receiving an armful of leaves from over-wintered chard. Now that we're moving them around the garden and orc...
by repatexpat
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scary price increase of feed
Replies: 20
Views: 31913

Re: scary price increase of feed

Are past BKKPS newsletters available online?
by repatexpat
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: injections
Replies: 4
Views: 3386

Erysipelas, Parvo virus

What is the youngest that piglets can/should be treated for Erysipelas?

If the sow isn't to be bred again until mid-winter, is there any point in giving her Parvo vaccine now, along with first Erysipelas injection?
by repatexpat
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Weaning
Replies: 5
Views: 5295

Natural Weaning

New to Kunekunes... After having GOS fatteners for the past three years, we've identified (with masses of help from Sam Jones -THANKS!) a 2 y.o. registered KK sow with her first litter of 3 piglets to get us started. Piglets are KK (each has two piri-piri) but, as they are not registered, we intend ...
by repatexpat
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kunekune as companion for our GOS gilt?
Replies: 3
Views: 2745

Kunekune as companion for our GOS gilt?

New member/first post, hope okay to start fresh (related to the "Mangalitza as companion for my kunekune" thread). :?: : Is it feasible to pair a Kunekune with a Gloucester Old Spot (GOS) gilt intended for breeding? Would the size differential be a problem? Background: We are a co-operative communit...