A pig raisers nightmare

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Horace Baker, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Horace Baker

    Horace Baker Well-Known Member

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    Being slowly eaten alive by piglets!


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  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bunch of nice looking piglets if you ask me.Just what breed/cross are they, Its been yrs. since I have had pigs and can't remember the colors for the differnt breeds.
     

  3. Horace Baker

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    The piglets in the picture are Tamworths. And thanks for the compliment about them, this is a particularly nice litter. I wasn't going to save any, but the biggest gilt has made a believer out of me.
     
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    Nice looking pigs - it never ceases to amaze me how I can walk through an entire herd of cows in a mud filled field and come away cleaner than when I get within a half mile of a pig. They are always tasting some part of my clothing!

    What are they about 8 - 10 weeks?
     
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    I wish I lived closer to you! My father in law's father owned a pig farm many many years ago and my father in law said when his father wanted a hog for his table he would buy Tamworths and raise them. My father in law says they are the best but I haven't found any around here.
     
  6. royB

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    I'm thinking those are the same ones you posted a picture of on an earlier thread, just after they were born right? They are growing nicely!

    I picked up my 2 this past weekend. I really like their temperment so far, very easy going. I can't wait till they farrow and I get my own little bunch.
     
  7. Horace Baker

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    They are 5 weeks old.

    They are the same pigs. Since there are only 5, they're growing real fast.