Weaning advice please

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Ellie
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Weaning advice please

Post by Ellie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:25 pm

Is it ok not to wean piglets at 8 wks old but to let them stay with their mum for a bit longer?

I was going to separate them from their mum this week but the weather has flooded their ark and turned their paddock into a bog.

I have one spare ark in which I was going to move mum to but the piglets will have to join her for now. Will this be ok or must I separate them asap?

Darrell
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Post by Darrell » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:26 pm

Your piglets will be fine with the sow.Just make sure she does not lose weight as they will continue to feed from her.If you are selling the piglets don't remove just a couple at a time or she may get mastitis.

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