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Melli-Jane



Joined: 09 Mar 2011
Posts: 272
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 13 5:00 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

awww...and here are ours born on saturday


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 13 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

piglets are such fun

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
Posts: 1453
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 13 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not quite as cute as the baby pandas but still gorgeous! She looks like a good Mum too.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13510

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 14 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm the one in green by the way.









We moved Pru to her new house this morning.









She soon settled in and tomorrow, I'm picking her suitor up.














I feel much happier now that Pru has her own place with plenty of fresh air and grass. I'm sure that she is too.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24572
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 14 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How are the weaners doing?

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 14 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had a bit of a scare a couple of weeks ago when they had a day or two of being off their food, but they're doing really well.

I sold two of them at eight weeks of age, which leaves me with the six. I've got the four boars sold for the freezer and for the time being, I'm planning to keep the two gilts back.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 14 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pru's husband Patrick has been playing the field in Whitchurch for the last six months but today I picked him up and brought him home to make an honest woman of her. We landed back at around 4.00pm just in time for bed. Pru was less than impressed.










Faithmead



Joined: 07 Mar 2008
Posts: 1228
Location: Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

She looks great Bodger

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 14 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pru's boys.

Here are some pictures of Pru's first litter that I took this afternoon. These four boars will be off to the abbatoir at the beginning of March, when they'll be six months old.



















Spruengli



Joined: 12 Jul 2006
Posts: 537
Location: Dorking(ish)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 14 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They are LOVELY

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 14 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The four finished boars were picked up a few moments ago. They didn't want to go and while its quite a sad time, they've had as good a life as I could have given them. I'm glad that I've got this bit over and done with, now we've got to look forward to picking some fantastic pork up on Saturday.

Piggyphile



Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 891
Location: Galicia
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 14 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for sharing the process, it has to be the best way to raise pigs. We hope to raise a couple of weaners again when our circumstances improve.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 14 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hope that things buck up sooner rather than later for you.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 14 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We collected the four butchered pigs yesterday afternoon and I'm very pleased with the results. It looks as though we fed them just right.
The eight halves came out at between 25 and 28kg and looked very even.









Flamin'Panda



Joined: 09 Feb 2014
Posts: 464
Location: Azores
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 14 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gythagirl wrote:
Not quite as cute as the baby pandas but still gorgeous! She looks like a good Mum too.


There is nothing as cute as a baby Panda...

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