Yesterday I said goodbye to four of my saddleback weaner gilts. Avril set off early from her farm to collect the Saddleback weaner gilts. By the time Avril arrived I had fed, watered and mucked out the pigs. The weaners had enjoyed a run about and were settled in their barn with lots of fresh straw. They were resting when Avril arrived making it easy for her to choose the weaners she wanted. One of the piglets chosen to go was one that I had been feeding milk in the barn that I had named Disco as she had a black spot in her saddle. avril liked the look of this pig as her children had a rabbit once called Spot.
Disco is a friendly piglet and iss used to being stroked and rubbed although she could be nervous about the step in the barn into the fold yard. She was not as adventurous as some of the other piglets but she was still friendly and loved to play and root about in the straw. she really liked chewing on the brush!
I am missing Disco already, although I know that she has gone to a good home. Avril intends to keep her gilts and breed with them whehn they are about 12 months old.They will have some barns to live in and a paddock to run, play and root about in. Sounds like pig heaven. I look forward to hearing how Disco and the other three weaner gilts get on as Avril has said that she will email photos from time to time.