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MKay

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Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 09:23:11 am »
uhhhhh  ::) ???  give us a clue, ,make, model age etc and you might get somebody reply........................
mandy :pig:

HappyHippy

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Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 02:13:32 pm »
You must be getting senile with age missus  :roflanim: :sofa: :innocent:

If my memory serves correctly (really hope it does after saying that  ;)) it's a Large Black sow that MKay has.

I think you'll struggle to find a registered Large Black boar up there currently  :( but there's a guy called Mark up in Sutherland who has GOS. (Our last litters were sired by a GOS and the weaners are stonking  :thumbsup:) Here's his website and contact details http://www.ospisdale-pigs.co.uk/
HTH
Karen  :wave:

NetherBrae

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 08:00:24 pm »
Could be wrong but I have one of his LB girls and I think Violet was being turned into dinners (as my youngest says!). So it may not need to be a specific breed if anyone was thinking of offering their boar.

Of course, I could be wrong and Karen right :-)

fiestyredhead331

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Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 07:38:54 pm »
try Gary Imlach up in Thurso, he had large blacks but if not he'll know someone who might be able to help you out
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MKay

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 10:44:28 pm »
I forgot I had posted this thread already, the large blacks are gone. Our girl is a 57, looks like an OSB with a Tamworth head.
Trying to steer clear of Gary, Matthew and Gary, was hoping someone downt the road with high welfare values might oblige, would like OSB/ GOS but as she's a 57 I'm not fussy on breed.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 08:45:01 pm »
I was thinking there was a middle white breeder up by Caithness, may be wrong.

MKay

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 07:13:00 pm »
The middle white breeder is john and we are good friends, I used his boar on her for the last litter also he's got a bad leg at the min so not sure if he's upto servicing a particularly big girl.

Thanks Karen ill have a look, it was GOS I wanted.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 09:23:16 pm »
do you have johns details/website?
my next pigs will be middle whites so having his number would be good.
I knew there was a breeder there - only as I saw an ad in paper ages ago for weaners.


MKay

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 05:09:42 pm »
I do, I will ask him which number I can give you.

He has a litter of 20wks and a pair of 8mnth gilts at the min which I suspect will be for sale and another litter due in the new year.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: sow needs servicing. any boars north of inverness she could visit
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 05:12:45 pm »
i wont be looking til next year. but will be interested for sure. thanks

 

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