Newly Born Piglets – Can They Go Outside?

I’ve received an email from Graham asking about putting his newly born piglets outside. “Just had a litter of pigs born will they go outside if it is muddy or shall I bring them in?” Here is my response to the question and also a response from another reader. Hi Graham, Congratulations on the birth … Read more Newly Born Piglets – Can They Go Outside?

Saddleback Piglets Born

I have received an email from my friends Gregg and Belinda who got their saddleback pigs from me over a year ago. Two of their three saddleback sows have just had piglets. Good news. Last night/ this morning one of our sows farrowed…giving us seven healthy piglets. Maggie is due to farrow some time today…she’s … Read more Saddleback Piglets Born

Screening Of Pig Business Film By Tracy Worcester In York

City Screen will be showing the pork industry documentary Pig Business by Tracy Worcester which compares traditional, environmentally sustainable farming with industrialised agri-business on Tuesday 11 May at 8.30pm at York City Screen. I am going to watch this film on Tuesday night which has been organised by Slow Food North Yorkshire. As I myself … Read more Screening Of Pig Business Film By Tracy Worcester In York

Should You Be Present When A Gilt Or Sow Is Farrowing?

I am sometimes asked if you should be present when a gilt or sow is farrowing. Some people believe that you should just let the gilt or sow get on with the farrowing. However if your sow/gilt knows you well then she may not mind you being present. It is useful to be on hand … Read more Should You Be Present When A Gilt Or Sow Is Farrowing?