Pig Oil

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redgeorge
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Pig Oil

Post by redgeorge » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:26 pm

Just wondering where people purchase their pig oil from and how much it costs them. Thanks

Di
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Post by Di » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:01 pm

Sorry, can't remember how much it cost but I got a huge can from Mole Valley Farmers. Possibly about a gallon can. I would have thought most agricultural merchants would have it.

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Post by AmandaR » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:45 pm

Hi, We just bought a big can (5 litre?) cost us ?18 from our local feed suppliers, they had to order it in for us though.

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Post by Jane M » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:47 pm

Ok, I feel a bit stupid, Ive purchased the pig oil, because I know its part of a good pig keepers medicine cupboard but now what? How do I apply it ? with a rag or as a spray? Do you apply it as a precaution or just when their skin is dry, does it act like a sun screen in the sun or cooking oil and will it attract or repel flies?

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Post by Di » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:46 pm

I have only used it for showing or once or twice when a pig seemed to have particularly dry, flaky skin. You only need a very small amount so I think our large can will last at 20 years! I tried it with a sponge and have also put it on with a horse's Dandy brush.

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Post by Ajayb » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:06 pm

I've only had KKs for a few months, so I may be very wrong in what I do but, every few weeks I just take a palm-full of the stuff and rub it into their backs and flanks (like giving them a bit of a scratch). The pigs love it and I do think it improves their coats (I used it every few days when we had the really hot spell a month or so ago and they seemed to be losing some hair and their coats have become a bit thicker and stronger since, I think).
I ordered a can through my local agricultural merchant but I've also seen it for sale in other animal feed stores. You can definitely order it online from smallholder supply sites (eg Ascott, whose price is ?20.99 for 4.5 litres).

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Post by redgeorge » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:05 am

It makes your hands nice and soft too, best hand cream I've ever used :wink:

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Post by Liza@iow » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:14 pm

Hi!
I have a friend who does aromatherapy etc, and she uses grapeseed oil as it absorbs well (baby oil just sits on the surface, apparently!). i tried it on my two black gilts, and it works a treat -they look like two black shiny beetles. An added "bonus" is that they spend ages licking each other -one usually falls over for this, then they change over! It is very cheap, and available at most supermarkets.
Liza Poole, Isle of Wight

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Post by Gina » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:22 pm

Hi
I mix a little Skin-so-soft from (Avon ) with the pig oil this helps keep midges away- also sometimes a few drops of Rosemary oil this helps dandruff.[/b]

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Post by emmy j 74 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:21 pm

hisis very intersting as my 12 week old kunekune had dry itchy flaky skin ,and i wondered if i could use anything else and now i know that i can i ordered some oil off of mole vally a 4.5 ltr can for £14.99

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