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Azzdodd

  • Joined Apr 2012
People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:12:05 pm »
Pigs make mess that's just the norm too me. I managed my land according to this but I can see that ringing pigs is becoming more popular.....who does who doesn't? Pro's and cons

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 12:11:00 am »
I absolutely wouldn't do it. Apart from causing pain and potential infection to the pig I wouldn't want to stop their natural behaviour. I see it in the same light as tail docking and teeth clipping. Belongs in the past in my opinion.

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 08:06:37 am »
Agree with hughesy !

Not needed, and not kind

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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 08:28:22 am »
If people are that worried about pigs making a mess of their ground then perhaps they should be considering another type of grazing animal .... or keeping them on concrete?

Berkshire Boy

  • Joined May 2011
  • Presteigne, Powys
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 08:32:46 am »
Agree with the others, it's barbaric.
Everyone makes mistakes as the Dalek said climbing off the dustbin.

Q

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 08:55:22 am »
I was allowed to rent some land for pigs provided i ring them.  I looked into it and decided that he could keep his land.
If you cant beat 'em then at least bugger 'em about a bit. :innocent:

P6te

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • South Derbyshire
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 12:35:04 pm »
I wouldn't consider it .... as others have said it should be confined to the history books.
If messing up the land is a problem try sheep instead!
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HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 09:22:19 pm »
It's denying them the right to exhibit their natural behaviour  :(
Not something that sits well with me I'm afraid.

I know someone who did ring his pigs' to try and stop them rooting - it didn't and it made a terrible mess of their snouts  :'( If you want pristine grassy fields, keep sheep  ;)

sjacko

  • Joined Feb 2014
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 09:33:39 pm »
100% agree with every other post  :thumbsup:, pigs are not meant to have a steel ring in there sensitive noses  :pig: 

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 08:06:16 am »
Ditto ditto ditto NO to rings!
mandy :pig:

danconfessed

  • Joined Aug 2013
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 08:47:06 am »
Pig Ringing is awful.  Its painful to attach and then painful/ uncomfortable every time the pig tries to do what is natural to it.
As others have said if your not willing to let a pig do what is natural on your land, then get sheep!

Azzdodd

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: People's thoughts on ringing pigs noses?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 12:44:23 pm »
Just like too point out I DONT plan on ringing my pig I just wanted some views on it my pigs get to dig around and show natural behaviour

 

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