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princesspiggy

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AI
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:42:09 pm »
Our 1st lot of AI didnt work, i think i was a day late. i think the timing was rite 2nd time around, (one of our rams got out and was literally on her!!! OMG!) so im hoping it has worked cos she was definitely in season. shes due on thursday for her season and has been unusually in a very foul mood this week so im hoping thats a good sign she has taken??? We are doing delilah tomorrow anyway. I thought a pigs cycle was 3 weeks, but mine seem to be 18 days.

Hairy Hogs

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: AI
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 09:07:16 pm »
Good luck, we were scared to death of the idea despite godd old Tony York's best advice to stear clear of all things boarlike................we now own 3! ;D

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Jason

www.hairyhogs.co.uk

princesspiggy

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Re: AI
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 11:26:27 pm »
i quite like the idea of keeping a boar, its just the extra feeding costs , but wel see how many attempts at ai its gona take. im thinking the offspring of a less used bloodline might be more useful than that of a well used boar ( i checked rbst website and there was alot of same boar bloodline on there), unless the weaners alll go for meat then it wouldnt matter so much, but it would be nice at some point to have good breeding stock for sale.  :wave:

blonde

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Re: AI
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 11:59:51 pm »
Our 1st lot of AI didnt work, i think i was a day late. i think the timing was rite 2nd time around, (one of our rams got out and was literally on her!!! OMG!) so im hoping it has worked cos she was definitely in season. shes due on thursday for her season and has been unusually in a very foul mood this week so im hoping thats a good sign she has taken??? We are doing delilah tomorrow anyway. I thought a pigs cycle was 3 weeks, but mine seem to be 18 days.
I thought we were talking about pigs not sheep ???  A pig cycles evey 21 days....  Do you have a ram in with your sows and is he jumping all over them.     :sheep::pig:

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: AI
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 09:00:08 am »
Mmmmm ram x pig that would make an interesting cross.  Would  you serve the leg with apple sauce or mint sauce?

bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: AI
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 09:02:44 am »
both

apple and mint jelly for the win!!!

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: AI
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 09:04:56 am »
MMMMMMmmmmmmmmm  Any one got a big tough ram willing to spend a holiday being Hilary's electric fence tester?   

bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: AI
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 09:11:38 am »
i really don't think hilarys the pig for the experiment,

she's so scary im suprised you can find a boar brave enough!!!

she'd eat a ram surely???

princesspiggy

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Re: AI
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 11:56:39 am »
the ram jumped the fence to get to the sow!! i know u had to see it to believe it, but he actually got on her back too, he must be very desperate, hes still a bachelor!! no sign of a season today, still fingers crossed, and she still in bad mood!
(and actually our lhaso apso is partial to our pigs too) is it just my farm or just men in general?  :o :sheep: :pig: :dog: :o

TheCaptain

  • Joined May 2010
Re: AI
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 12:44:24 pm »
I thought a pigs cycle was 3 weeks, but mine seem to be 18 days.

'Aunty's' (Petal) seasons were all over the place, and we missed with three lots of AI ()  :-\ She nearly went for sausages, but managed to stick her to the boar with Tiki and her lovely family at Glensidefarm, who has (seemingly) saved her bacon.  she's getting much bigger and is due at some point at the end of march!  Coincidently, Pepper's two that we kept back who were from the AI are off on sunday to the big Pig Sty in the sky.  I'm sad but I think I'll feel much like I did after the Turkeys went - an immense feeling of pride.  I just hope that they are as, if not more, delicious!!!   :P

robert waddell

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Re: AI
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 12:53:16 pm »
what is wrong with the real thing there is a boar for sale at inverness just now and the boar will sort your dog and ram out(aye tippical big dug gied at geing it but canna take it)

princesspiggy

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Re: AI
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 02:00:22 pm »
what bloodlines is the boar? my girls are jacqueline and ruby (from yearle). id like a less used bloodline if i was looking for a boar.

princesspiggy

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Re: AI
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 02:05:55 pm »
 ;D hes only a little dog, he can only reach her hock, i dont think she really notices, or shes playing hard to get. if a pony lies down long enough, he'l try that too. can be embarassing if we have visitors around.   :-[

robert waddell

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Re: AI
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 02:07:46 pm »
royal standard  it is listed on the tamworth breeders club with phone number

princesspiggy

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Re: AI
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2011, 02:18:29 pm »
how many bloodlines are there? every advert i see seems to royal standard, so is the AI im using. i was thinking if royal standard is so well used, there must be a lot of gilts around needing a different bloodline. mine are out of yorkshireman. what bloodlines does Bill Howes use, and where is he based? im quite tempted to get a nice little weaner-to-be-boar.

 

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