Thanks! Just had one little dry spell this year, but have mainly had rain....really green right now....actually just had some flooding. Last 2 summers before though, real dry! The only thing good about those droughts was putting up hay with my real old equipment...nice to have a month to put up what you mowed on day 1 because of all the breakdowns....lol. I hope you get some rain soon out there!!!Great pics! You must have rain - it's so green and beautiful!
Yes, the spotted one is a gilt. She's super funny...acts just like a dog. I love spotted pigs and can't wait to see what these Berk/Spot pigs look like! She'll farrow early Dec. at the earliest. I think she was in heat on 8/9 but I don't know if she let him breed her or not...they were just put together a few days prior.Your honeymoon phase pic - is the spotted one a gilt? She looks just like one of our pregnant gilts. They could be sisters Do you know her genetics? Ours is half poland china, 1/4 berk, 1/4 hamp. Great pics!
"Killer".... Should be very neat what comes of that pairing! I see quite a few Herefords I like in my travels around the internet these days! The Herefords and Poland Chinas I am liking more and more. Even seeing some Tamworths I am liking....I like the really thick babies of them! Sounds like you'll have quite a few babies coming!...and will be from good stuff! That's awesome! Good Luck! That's funny!..lol...I'd love to come take pics of all your pigs.....Our gilt acts like a dog as well and talks to us. I am hoping these calm, friendly traits will pass on to her being a good momma. She is due November 12th and was bred to a registered Hereford boar - Killer. Hoping for some great colors! TY cards are a great marketing tool. Good tip! The day the boar arrived she was in heat. She got bred and followed him around, talked to him, nuzzled him, slept next to him = definite honeymoon for days. Three of our pregnant gilts are spot pigs. They all came from the same three sows, so the breeder couldn't tell which gilt belonged to which sow. Sows were great moms with good sized liters. We will see how 5 daughters farrow beginning in November. You have to come and take the pics for us!
My 8 month old spot is bred to beautiful reg. Hereford boar. Should get some nice color out of that mating.
My Hereford Gilt bred to Bluebutt had 11 beautiful mulit-color piglets. The piglets are 3 weeks old now and eating everything in sight. The piglets are just now letting me touch them. I don't rush it.
My pigs get ground corn mix every day along with all the pasture they can consume. They are busy on milo and peas in the pasture now along with 5 grasses in another pasture. They forage in the woods for acorns,hickory and hazel nuts etc. about 5 hours each day.
I will be looking for a couple Berks Gilts in a couple weeks. (14-16 teats) well placed. I prefer registered stock but do make exceptions if the stock comes from registered stock.
Thanks! Nope, not in the Ozarks. I do miss the clear rivers and creeks down there and all the neat rock formations! Here's a few of what it is like here...(not from this year)Nice pictures 3acres. From your picture with the trees and valleys in the background I thought you were in the Ozark area. I read that is not so. Very pretty country where you are too. We haven't had pigs for a few years and I miss them very much. Can't wait to get some again, probably in the spring.