Moving a Pig
This is a simple method of moving a pig. This gilt was getting close to farrowing, she had started to lactate, so we wanted to move her up to the bachelorette quarters in the south field sheds courtyard. If she were all by herself it would be an easy matter of just leading her with a treat. Since there were other pigs around we went with another easy method – bending a section of wire stock panel in a circle around her and then walking up the mountain to her new home. She followed right along. We learned this trick years ago from Archie who lent us a breeding boar back before we had our own.
Outdoors: 24°F/-11°F Mostly Cloudy, 1″ Snow
Tiny Cottage: 68°F/60°F
Daily Spark: Consider this: Pork is the most widely consumed meat on the planet. On Okinawa, an island off the coast of Japan, inhabitants enjoy the world’s longest lifespan. Okinawans eat pork regularly and cook their food in lard. The French, among the top three longest-lived people of the world, are well known for their generous use of lard. A New York doctor told me that the lard is high in Vitamin D. Maybe there’s something to a traditional diet after all, along with plenty of exercise.