sara | January 20, 2010
I am often asked about weaning piglets and I thought that Katie had an interesting question that asked if it’s ok for piglets to be left to wean naturally.
“Hi,the time has come to wean my 8 week old piglets but i really dont want to yet do i really have to cant i leave them [...]
sara | May 25, 2009
Today I have weaned the saddleback piglets. The piglets are just approaching 8 weeks old and there are 27 piglets which has been alot for my two sows, Cagney and Lacy, to feed.
Two of my prospective weaner buyers came along to give a hand, so thanks Gregg and Belinda.
We transferred the sows into the other [...]
sara | November 16, 2008
Weaning piglets is when the piglets are taken away from the sow.
Piglets are usually weaned at 8 weeks of age, although it is usually earlier for commercial pigs.
Weaning can be stressful for the sow and the piglets.
It is generally better to remove the sows and not the piglets in order to reduce the stress on [...]
sara | November 8, 2008
Today we have weaned 8 Saddleback piglets from the sow. Lacy, one of my Saddleback sows had piglets 8 weeks ago on this coming Monday. The piglets are all a good size and have been eating creep feed since week two so they are used to eating away from the sow.
We waited till feeding time and [...]