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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Small scale outdoor pigkeeping... queries about the bureaucracy
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2023, 11:26:21 pm »
Thanks for that. 

Somewhere in all the link following I did there was something about not sharing ground with deer.  Don't ask me where but I will post it if I come across it again.

We aim to use few meds and chemicals, I think my desire to do pigs again is fading, lovely and fun though they are and as delicious as the meat is.  I'll leave it to others with an appetite for all that bureaucracy and management (just for 3 pigs running about in an acre for 5 or 6 months.)  We have plenty of beef and sheep meats - and the bacon always runs out by February anyway! 
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Small scale outdoor pigkeeping... queries about the bureaucracy
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2023, 04:32:56 pm »
Thanks for that. 

Somewhere in all the link following I did there was something about not sharing ground with deer.  Don't ask me where but I will post it if I come across it again.

We aim to use few meds and chemicals, I think my desire to do pigs again is fading, lovely and fun though they are and as delicious as the meat is.  I'll leave it to others with an appetite for all that bureaucracy and management (just for 3 pigs running about in an acre for 5 or 6 months.)  We have plenty of beef and sheep meats - and the bacon always runs out by February anyway!


The one thing pig people need to do is the same as you will need to do for your sheep and cattle going to slaughter - get a vet attestation. The other bits about controlled/non controlled and salmonella plans are the same options that have been on the eaml2 system for years.

 

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