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Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
First pigs off tomorrow
« on: August 08, 2011, 10:17:15 pm »
Well the day has come, my first 3 home born and reared boars are off tomorrow. A little later than I planned but getting a slot booked for them has been a devil!
Think I've sorted everything, SFS sorted my slap marker in record time and despite the kids sleeping through the courier he came back this afternoon as i rang amd told them it was urgent. What fantastic service is that! Food chain form filled in movement licence completed, piggies loaded, slap marked and sleeping soundly in the trailer ( got to be there by 6:30 am so didn't want the stress for them or us tomorrow) oh and freezers and fridge sorted thanks to hairyhogs. (thanks again Jason, top bloke).
So have to say it is with pride actually, that our fine animals will fulfill the purpose for which they were bred and I'm really looking forward to my first home produced pork.
If anyone thinks I've forgotten anything shout now!

bloomer

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  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 08:13:18 am »
mmm good luck!!!

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 08:25:59 am »
Lol all went fine was back home in 45 mins! Pick up Friday my friends brother in law coming sat to butcher for me. Should be a lot of pork mine were big pigs compared to the others and they were only 7 mnths old.

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 08:39:30 am »
Pleased it all went ok - let us know in due course which abattoir you used and how you rated it

www.oaklandspigs.co.uk/links/abattoirs

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Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 09:13:14 am »
Glad to hear it went well Helen. I'm sure the pork will be super
Mandy  :pig:

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 09:08:22 pm »
Thanks guys, oaklands I used Colliers in Swadlincote as per your list and they were great. Could only kill as short staffed but very helpful and efficient, were good with pigs and me as a newbie.

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 09:09:37 am »
Great to hear, will add you as another positive response

I only have their adress as 57 High Street, which I presume is their shop?  Is the abattoir elsewhere?
« Last Edit: August 10, 2011, 09:19:10 am by oaklandspigs »
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Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 11:29:35 am »
Hi Helen,

Glad the slapper arrived in time - had me worried for a while.....

Just hope you tried it out on the kids before slapping the pigs....... :bunny:
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Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: First pigs off tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 08:49:21 pm »
Oaklands a abattoir is in the back of the shop so the address is correct.
SFS- I was very very tempted trust me. Thanks again for the excellent service :->

 

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