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 | January 6, 2010
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 will [...]
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 [...]