sara | March 27, 2010
You can worm a pig by:
pouring a liquid wormer onto the back of the pig,
by liquid in the water or
a powdered wormer in the feed.
The most effective way to worm is by injection because you ensure that the pig gets the right dose for it’s weight and age.
Adding wormer to the water or feed [...]
sara | March 24, 2010
Animal Movement In The UK – You are required to get a license to move any pigs from your premises. You will need a movement license form each time a pig leaves your premises or you bring a pig onto your premises.
You can obtain these forms from your local animal health officer at your county [...]
sara | November 1, 2009
When deciding on the type of fencing most suited to your situation and where you are going to keep your pigs, you will need to consider what is surrounding the area where the pigs will live, is it crops, gardens or roadside. You will need to think about cost and whether you want a permanent [...]
sara | April 25, 2009
If you are keeping pigs outside then you will need secure fencing as pigs are very curious and will wander about easily.
Pig fencing could be in the form of:
1) Heavy duty post and rail fencing.
2) Post and rail fencing with electric fencing.
3) Post and rail fencing with sheep netting.
4) Electric fencing.
When deciding on the type [...]
sara | February 1, 2009
I am lucky enough to have a pig weigh on the farm that the pigs can walk into and a gate can be closed and then the pig’s weight can be measured before the pig exits via a second gate at the front of the weigh.
If you don’t have a weigh to measure your pigs [...]
sara | March 1, 2008
When pigs are sent to slaughter, the slaughterhouse or abattoir require certain information from the pig owner or farmer under the new EU farm to fork legislation. Under this legislation the pig producer is now seen as a food producer. The Food Standards Agency state, “Legislation comes into force on 1 January 2008 requiring slaughterhouse [...]