Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month – Pig keeping advice, tips and information.

Be Prepared When Your Pigs Are Ready For Slaughter

Be prepared! Never under estimate how much pork your finished pigs will provide you with. Discuss fully with your butcher in advance what cuts of meat you would like back and any curing you require. What are you going to … Continue reading

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Weather woes for pig keepers.

This time of year can be very tricky for pigs, as they, like us humans, do not like massive fluctuations in temperature. Over the last few weeks we have seen snow, bitter easterly winds, heavy rain, strong winds and some … Continue reading

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Is your pig ready for slaughter?

Not everyone has access to weigh scales. Although you might have a farming neighbour who will lend you their scales. Remember to regularly feel your pigs to see how firm or flabby they are. Soft, flabby pigs are carrying fat. … Continue reading

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Keeping your pigs cool at shows

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It can get very hot in the tents at a show and it can be very hot in the ring. If your pig gets overheated don’t be tempted to throw cold water straight onto it. This can cause shock and … Continue reading

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Temperature extremes and your outdoor pigs

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With the extremes of temperature shelter for outdoor pigs is essential. In the cold, wet weather somewhere dry is necessary, as cold, wet pigs do not thrive. Equally, in high temperatures pigs need somewhere out of the sun to cool … Continue reading

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