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by simon
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: 4 year old castrates for meat
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: 4 year old castrates for meat

The main question would be is the pig quite fat. If it is I would mostly do sausages, and keep a few key bits like the tenderloin. What I do is ask the butcher to make a judgement based on what he sees when he gets it on the table. But being an older animal - and maybe one thats actually spent time ...
by simon
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Older sow bleeding from vagina
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

Re: Older sow bleeding from vagina

I obviously defer to the vet. But I'm curious why they think its a polycistic problem. Surely theres any number of possible causes? All of which would be helped by antibiotics.
by simon
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Unwell weaner
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Unwell weaner

Take it to a vet.
by simon
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: introducing a new pig
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: introducing a new pig

Individual pigs can react in different ways. But generally they will fight for a couple of days and then be best of friends. Tips would be: - introduce them either side of a fence for a while if possible. - feed them separately at first (and possibly always if one dominates). - make sure everyone is...
by simon
Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Coal True or false?
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Coal True or false?

Not something I've ever heard.

Is the coal eating supposed to stop them rooting?
by simon
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Birth notification: colour; piri
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Re: Birth notification: colour; piri

1) As a general rule Tri isn't that common. To be Tri they should really have at least 3 distinct colours over all the body. Most pigs have a patch of another colour somewhere or stray hairs, but that doesn't make them tri. 2) A dangly piri counts for registration. You might be surprised how long th...
by simon
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kune transportation ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: Kune transportation ideas

A trailer is really essential. Either bought or borrowed. A van is not appropriate - the pig would slide around in the back and the loading ramps would be at too steep an angle. A defender type landrover is ok while the pig is still young enough to pick up. But any kind of landrover with a proper bo...
by simon
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: LOVING HOME OFFERED FOR KUNES IN ABERDEENSHIRE
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: LOVING HOME OFFERED FOR KUNES IN ABERDEENSHIRE

If you need help getting them further north, contact the society to see if any members can help.
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by simon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colors for registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: Colors for registration

Thanks for pointing that out - an inconsistency that needs correcting.
It won't cause you a problem when registering.
by simon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colors for registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: Colors for registration

The brown on that pig will be black now. I would register them as black & white.

All pigs change colour to some extent as they get older, but the brown tends to darken much quicker.
by simon
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: 3 kunekune's Advice please wat 2do
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: 3 kunekune's Advice please wat 2do

From the description they sound like they could be cross wild boar. I have heard of wild boar males jumping into an enclosure of kunekune females and serving them - presumably the reverse is also possible. Could you post a photo ? The first thing to do will be to inform these people (http://www.eaml...
by simon
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Boar & Breeding Gilts/Sows Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Boar & Breeding Gilts/Sows Wanted

Does anyone have a good breeding boar available? Also any good sows or gilts.

If you could email me any photos I would be grateful.
by simon
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Meat
Topic: Kunes for meat
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Re: Kunes for meat

Sounds good. Hope you are entering the sausage competition - details are in the latest newsletter.
by simon
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fox kills Kune piglet
Replies: 9
Views: 3128

Re: Fox kills Kune piglet

I think this is really unusual. I've not heard of it happening before.
It must have been a very small weaner and a particularly hungry fox.
by simon
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Pigs
Topic: Kunekune breeding sow and boar need new homes
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Kunekune breeding sow and boar need new homes

If they are together I assume the sow is in-pig? When is she due?

What are their pedigree details?

Read hereto post photos.