Breeding pedigree Gloucester Old Spot pigs since 2002

Five Things a Pig Mid-wife Needs

notebook500-min
1. A chair. Farrowing a pig can take a long time so a comfy, fold-up chair is a necessity while you're waiting. You can move it around if the sow is restless and changing her position. Also reading material – at least until the piglets start arriving. 2. Stationery. A pen and a notebook so you can record the times of new born piglets and their gend...
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Five essentials that all pig keepers need

Muddyears500-min
1. Nappy cream. For sunburnt lop ears (GOS pig occupational hazard!) and for applying to cuts and grazes that all pigs get. Very cheap, soothing and antiseptic and it sticks - so that a pig can't shake it off her ears. 2. Disposable gloves. For iodine-ing new born piglet navels without staining your hands orange. And for applying nappy cream (...
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Five Things I'm Always Saying to a Pig

Five Things I'm Always Saying to a Pig
Is that helping? How is that helping? Come back with that bucket…. You're a lovely pig. Stop chewing my wellies. Ow. I can't clean that if you're standing on it.