What Frightens Farm Animals?

Farm animals can sometimes get frightened but what is it that frightens them? Sudden movement. Sudden noise. Unfamiliar people. Loud noises. Approaching animals from behind. Lack of routine. Prodding animals. Bumping or shoving animals. Lack of space. Excitable human behaviour. Farm animals need to be managed and handled with care at all times. Animal ManagementAnimal Management

Foot And Mouth Back In The UK

The foot and mouth disease is back in the UK. It was reported yesterday that a farm in Guildford, Surrey has cattle infected with foot and mouth. This is very worrying news for farmers like ourselves. Not only are we having to deal with ruined potato crops and the difficult harvest brought on by the … Read more

Pig Pellets And Sow Nuts

Pig pellets or cubes, also known as sow nuts can be fed to pigs. Pig feed is heat and pressure treated to produce pellets. The heat treatment on the feed makes the nutrients more digestable to the pigs. Sow nuts are recommended as a complete feed for breeding pigs. Sow nuts contain protein, fibre, ash, … Read more

Pig Pellets And Sow Nuts

Pig pellets or cubes, also known as sow nuts can be fed to pigs. Pig feed is heat and pressure treated to produce pellets. The heat treatment on the feed makes the nutrients more digestable to the pigs. Sow nuts are recommended as a complete feed for breeding pigs. Sow nuts contain protein, fibre, ash, … Read more

Looking After Pigs

The daily chores of looking after pigs include; Providing fresh water. Feeding twice daily. Mucking out once a day. Providing fresh bedding daily. Click on the image below to visit Amazon.co.uk to find out more about this book or visit one of the Farming Friends Bookshops.         Pig Management PigsPig Management, Pigs

Pig Behaviour

I have had my Saddleback gilts for 2 weeks now and I have noticed that they exhibit a number of habitual traits. Pigs love to root about in the straw or the ground for food. Pigs enjoy rubbing their bodies against a hard surface. Pigs like to be scratched and rubbed particularly behind their ears, … Read more

Pig Noises

Pigs make a variety of different noises. Grunt. Squeal. Bark / Woof. Roar. All the different noises have different meanings and I am currently trying to decipher what the different noises mean. Grunt = happy, content and satisfied. Squeal = frightened and distressed. Bark / Woof = warning. Roar = hungry.