Newly Born Piglets – Can They Go Outside?

I’ve received an email from Graham asking about putting his newly born piglets outside. “Just had a litter of pigs born will they go outside if it is muddy or shall I bring them in?” Here is my response to the question and also a response from another reader. Hi Graham, Congratulations on the birth … Read more Newly Born Piglets – Can They Go Outside?

Tip For Helping To Prevent Mastitis In Sow When Weaning Piglets

I was recently told by a neighbouring smallholder that a good tip to help prevent mastitis in a sow when weaning the piglets is when the piglets are weaned (about 8 weeks old) from the sow leave the runt with the sow. This will help to stop the sow from getting mastitis as the runt … Read more Tip For Helping To Prevent Mastitis In Sow When Weaning Piglets

Tips For Feeding A Slow Growing Runt

I was recently asked for some tips and advice about feeding a slow growing piglet. “Dear Sara, I have a runt of a litter and he is growing very slow.  Do you have any advice? Jeff” Tips and advice for feeding slow growing runts of litter. A good tip is when the piglets are weaned … Read more Tips For Feeding A Slow Growing Runt

Katie’s Kunekune Piglets

Katie is a member of the farmingfriends forum and a reader of the farmingfriends website. Katie contacted me back in August and introduced me to her Kunekune pigs, Coleen, Wayne and Mable. Katie was unsure if Coleen was pregnant and it later turned out that she hadn’t been but she did finally get served by … Read more Katie’s Kunekune Piglets