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All New Pig Handle If you’ve been following my blog for long, or even not so long, you know that I do a lot of work in the genetics of our pigs, maintaining multiple breeding lines, selecting for more teats, … Continue reading
Phone Cable Splicing As you may well be aware, hackers have been interrupting the UK and USA internet a fair bit over the past month causing massive outages. Well, as I was out in the fields hauling newly delivered winter … Continue reading
Near Earth Experience Today Ben and I just moved a pig out of Hospice and back to the north field with the northern herd. Sometimes something goes wrong with a pig and it needs extra attention, thus the intensive care … Continue reading
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:
Chicory Flower Chicory is a beautiful flower. It grows wild around here and I planted a lot more in my pastures which has reseeded nicely over the years. It comes in many colors and has a very long blooming season … Continue reading
Pigs Using Automatic Hoof Trimmer Well, actually I would call it an automatic nail trimmer instead of hoof trimmer but the idea is the same. I don’t want to be trimming 32,000 pig nails a year. It is just not … Continue reading
Whey Trough Divided On some of our whey troughs we have dividers that allow the same trough to serve multiple groups. This makes feeding the pigs easier as we can fill a single 300 gallon whey trough to serve two … Continue reading
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
Rooted Nest Our pigs root very little out in the pastures. When they root primarily they do something like this to build a nest. The rooting shown here is only about an inch or two deep. That’s pretty typical. Their … Continue reading