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We decided to buy on the hoof this year instead of raising. You might have seen my pig loading post last week, and the deed is done now, so let me tell you what we learned:
The bucket loading idea works, provided you have two strong men driving the tail end. Place a bucket over the pig's head and push her backward while someone steers with a leg and a tail.
Rigging a rope harness to lead the pig to the trailer DOES NOT WORK. :haha: I'll expound on that concept only if directly asked.
If we raised our own, we would build a raised shelter with a sided ramp up to the entrance. On loading day, we could back the truck or trailer up to the entrance, place the sided ramp from the entrance to the back of the vehicle, and entice the pig through it. At that point, she wouldn't be scared of the ramp.
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