Breeding pedigree Gloucester Old Spot pigs since 2002

Shower baths, fencing, digging and head butting

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            The fencing renovations are all finished. This meant that old fencing was replaced or repaired, and a new pig paddock was created and a lot of the old wooden gates were replaced with shiny new metal ones. Ones that rams can't destroy by head butting. A mechanical digger levelled all...
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How to weigh a young pig with a measuring tape

How to weigh a young pig with a measuring tape
​This is much easier than weighing an adult pig by using a measuring tape. And that's because there is no arithmetic involved! All you need is a measuring tape and the table below. Place one end of the tape measure just behind the front legs of your pig and measure the circumference of the pig's girth. This measurement is called the Heart Girth . L...
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Still very hot and sunny

Still very hot and sunny
A quiet but busy few weeks. Spring cleaning apparently takes place in August on this farm! Things have been scrubbed, disinfected, decluttered and organized both inside and outside. The hot, sunny weather continued so there was still daily watering of both the pigs and their wallows and the vegetable garden. There was also the picking of vast quant...
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