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
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?
Pregnant gilts or sows can be fed: sow breeder pellets/nuts or milled barley / mixed with pig concentrate and a selection of vegetables (particularly cabbage and broccoli as they helps with milk production.) A sow will eat about 5 or 6lbs of feed a day which is the equivalent of up to 40 bags of … Read more Feeding Pregnant Gilts Or Sows