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liverpoolvetschool

  • Joined Oct 2013
Pig owner survey
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:47:36 pm »
We are vets at the University of Liverpool Vet School and we want to know more about your pigs. If you live in England and have pet pigs or are a smallholder with less than 10 breeding sows then head to www.liv.ac.uk/farm/pigs for more information and to fill out the survey - You could win £40 amazon vouchers!

MAK

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 08:33:49 pm »
My usual fee for sharing my knowledge and experience is £70 an hou ( I believe that is simular to a Vet call out fee). How long will the survey take?
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Eve

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 10:44:21 pm »
A 'please' and a 'thank you' wouldn't go amiss, either  ::)

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 06:13:26 am »
It is a bit spammy to join just to get us to fill in a questionnaire isn't it? :thinking:

Dan

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  • Joined Oct 2007
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Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 06:32:38 am »
It is a bit spammy to join just to get us to fill in a questionnaire isn't it? :thinking:

Without asking first, yes. We've had a few similar posts lately, but most do ask in advance.

Trouble is you're an audience in demand! Maybe if they guaranteed you'd win £40 of Amazon vouchers they'd get a better response...

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 07:17:22 am »
We're not that mercenary. :roflanim:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 08:35:44 am »
We're not that mercenary. :roflanim:

Speak for yourself  :innocent:

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
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Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 08:38:37 am »
I'm with you Rosemary.......i'm compiling a book wish list as a type :sunshine:

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 08:46:03 am »
So what do you fancy getting with your forty quid then?  :idea:

rispainfarm

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • longniddry
    • The Porky Quines
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 09:18:14 am »
This is the survey that I put a link to in my post.  We may all scorn at it, but a survey is surely the thing that we need if it is filled in correctly. DEFRA have no idea what pigs are out there, none whatsoever, this might give them a better idea if the micro/pet people fill it in. If this then goes to DEFRA which I hope it will end up there, it might just waken them up to the fact that there are thousands of pigs out there that they don't know about. Then again knowing DEFRA, they will just turn a blind eye.
Author of Choosing and Keeping Pigs and Pigs for the Freezer, A Smallholders Guide

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Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 09:29:10 am »
 How can you say that "a survey is surely the thing that we need" and in the next breath say that its bound to be ignored? Even if it isn't ignored, isn't it fair to presume that its very the people who neglect and mistreat  micro pigs, who are unlikely to bother filling in this survey?

rispainfarm

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • longniddry
    • The Porky Quines
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 09:33:02 am »
DEFRA always ignore almost everything Bodger especially when it comes to pet pigs.  ;D And actually it is the micro/pet pig people that will fill it in, you see most of them don't think they are doing anything wrong. You need to go on FB and look up a few uk pet pig sites, they sing from the roof tops on everything to do with their pigs so they will love a survey like this. And if the information goes to DEFRA which I don't think it will, it might help further along the line.

Although to be honest, I am questioning why they are aiming the survey at smallholders as well.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2013, 09:36:35 am by rispainfarm »
Author of Choosing and Keeping Pigs and Pigs for the Freezer, A Smallholders Guide

www.porkyquines.co.uk
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/linda-mcdonald-brown/23/ab6/4a7/

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 09:38:03 am »
Yet more big brother? :idea:

rispainfarm

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • longniddry
    • The Porky Quines
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 09:40:04 am »
I don't mind big brother when it comes to protecting our herds of traditional breeds as long as it is done effectively which will be a first if that happens  :(
Author of Choosing and Keeping Pigs and Pigs for the Freezer, A Smallholders Guide

www.porkyquines.co.uk
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/linda-mcdonald-brown/23/ab6/4a7/

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Pig owner survey
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 09:57:29 am »
We're more likely to be beaten with the stick that we've made.

 

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