How To Tell If A Gilt Or Sow Is Pregnant

When a boar and gilt are allowed to run together they will mate when the gilt comes into estrus, but how do you tell if mating has occurred? Hello – I have two gilts and recently purchased a 1-yr old boar. My goal is to breed the gilts, of course. The gilts are of age … Read more

Breeding Pigs – Gestation Period

· The gestation period of a gilt or sow is usually 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days (roughly 112-115 days). I am hoping my gilts are in pig and will have piglets at the end of October. By my calculations they should be two thirds of the way through and have approximately 6 weeks before … Read more