Pigs make a variety of different noises. Grunt. Squeal. Bark / Woof. Roar. All the different noises have different meanings and I am currently trying to decipher what the different noises mean. Grunt = happy, content and satisfied. Squeal = frightened and distressed. Bark / Woof = warning. Roar = hungry.
As you may know I am now the proud owner of two Saddlebacks gilts. I have been asking for suggestions for names for my gilts. The response has been good and the suggestions have been interesting. Thanks to all of you who have given name suggestions. Let me know which of these names you like … Read more
Here are my saddleback gilts. I can’t introduce you to them properly as they haven’t been named yet! I am going to name the pigs as I hope to breed saddleback pigs from them and so I intend to keep these gilts for a couple of years. I would like a pair of names for … Read more
On Sunday I became the proud owner of two British Saddleback pigs. They are gilts which means, for those of you who may not know, that they are females that are yet to have piglets. I am hoping that they will have piglets which I can help to rear. The pigs belonged to one of … Read more
Many parts of a pig can be cooked and eaten, even more than you could imagine! A Key To The Labels A = Head, B = Spare Ribs or Shoulder, C = Hand, D = Loin, E = Belly, F = Ham, G = Trotters & H = Tail. Loin A large pig’s back can be … Read more
Commercial Breeds Of Pig Pigs which are kept by farmers for commercial purposes are; Large White British Landrace Welsh British Saddleback (Wessex Saddleback) The two most important breeds for pig farmers are the Large White and the British Landrace. Large White and British Landrace Pigs Sows of both breeds consistently produce litters of 10-12 piglets. … Read more