Saddleback Piglets Born

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

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

What To Feed A Pregnant Gilt Or Pregnant Sow

Pregnant sows or gilts can be fed sow breeder pellets, milled barley and vegetables. It is important to increase the amount of feed given to the gilt or sow a few days before she farrows. Dear Sara I have a pregnant sow That is due to have little ones this month she just wants to … Read more What To Feed A Pregnant Gilt Or Pregnant Sow