Tag Archives: Piglets

Moving Pigs

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Moving Sow & Piglets Someone asked about how to move pigs around the farm. I’ve written about this several times but they’re scattered in different articles so here’s a list of ways to move pigs: Sponsoring Advertisements:

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Healed Broken Back

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Broken Back Healed Up On rare occasions as I disassemble a pig I’ll find signs of injuries like the broken backbone in the photo above. This pig was probably stepped on as a piglet when it’s bones were fairly soft … Continue reading

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Piglets in Hay

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Piglets in Hay

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Piglets Spring 2016

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A piglet fix for those in need.

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Spring Piglets 2016

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Sows and Spring Piglets Piglets have been popping out, scampering about and enjoying the warm days we’ve been having. They’re still getting snow to play in from each night’s fall but it quickly melts in the warm sun.

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Wild Farrowing

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Private Room with a View This gilt sow wanted a private room. She was willing to go to extremes to get it. Three times she broke out of the south Ark gestating paddock in search of a place of her … Continue reading

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Calendar Give Away with Whole Pig Order

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We just got in our 2016 Sugar Mountain Farm calendars! I make these each year with photos from our farm and distribute them to stores, restaurants and individual customers. Twelve months of photos in wall calendar format (~8.5″x11″) gives you … Continue reading

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Vaccination Cradle

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Ben with Vaccination Cradle I’m a strong proponent of vaccinations. I get vaccinated, my kids get vaccinated, my dogs get vaccinated and my livestock get vaccinated Vaccines are powerful preventative medicine. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention … Continue reading

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South Weaner Paddock Weaners

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Remus, Ben & Hanno Delivering Weaners We recently weaned 102 piglets. This is something we do in cohorts at about six weeks of age +/-2 weeks. These fall piglets have been going through the south weaner paddock rotational grazing system … Continue reading

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Late Summer Piglets

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Piglets Sunning in Rock Wall We’ve been having glorious fall weather. Many days of warm sun and scattered rains to keep the water table up. The pigs are enjoying the weather.

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