Hampshire York Cross Barrow & Gilt Pigs

Keyley who is a member of the farmingfriends forum has sent me some photos of her Hampshire / York cross barrow and gilt pigs.

Hampshire York Cross Barrow & Gilt Pigs

Hampshire York Cross Barrow & Gilt Pigs

Keyley's Hampshire York Cross Barrow & Gilt Pigs

Keyley's Hampshire York Cross Barrow & Gilt Pigs

The male is called Ben and the gilt is called Goosey and they were 6 weeks old on the 18th March.

For those of you that don’t know a barrow is a castrated male and a gilt is a young female pig that has not had any piglets yet. Check out the pig glossary for more piggy terms!

A useful book for a new pig keeper and breeder is the book Starting With Pigs by Andy Case.

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