Spitz and Ladies

Spitz and Ladies

Spitz, our north herd Berkshire breeding boar, arriving home to his ladies after a long walk the fields.

The sow separated from the others by a fence has her own private quarters as she has piglets that she’s nursing. We’re about to have a lot of new piglets as there are a large number of sows bagging up in preparation for farrowing.

Outdoors: 9°F/0°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67°F/62°F

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4 Responses to Spitz and Ladies

  1. Susan Lea says:

    We’ve raised Berkshire crosses twice now and we love them! Sweet, friendly pigs and wonderful pork! Spitz is a big guy! What breed are his ladies? Do you have to separate him from the piglets?

    • Spitz gets along great with the piglets – he was with them all summer and fall. In the winter we do give farrowing sow groups private spaces when they farrow to mimic the way they go off to a private space in the brush during the warm months.

      The ladies are from our main herd breed lines. Most of them are predominantly Yorkshire and one is predominantly Large Black. See this Pigs page for information about our breeds.

  2. jay ward says:

    I have a gilt that is supposed to farrow soon. How soon will a pig back up before farrowing? Thx for your help and the many great posts and info!

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