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JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Piglets....at last!
« on: February 14, 2010, 07:28:22 am »
Star had her piglets last night....at last!

4 lovely piglets feeding well and snuggled up with their Mum....There were 5 but one didn't make it.

After the big litters here over Christmas it seems a little strange only seeing 4!  (I had 9 and 12 in the last two litters).

I suspect it's because Star is so young.  I bought her 'in-pig', and when her registration papers came through I realised she was only very young (dob 8/3/09!).  I would prefer them to be at least 11 months old before breeding.
Pedigree GOS Pigs and Butchery for Smallholders.

HappyHippy

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Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 07:38:21 am »
Congratulations Julie  ;D

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 08:25:26 am »
Wonderful.

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 08:27:06 am »
Thank you.  Will take some pictures later  :pig: :love: :pig:
Pedigree GOS Pigs and Butchery for Smallholders.

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 04:11:28 pm »
congrats, lots of piccies please!
Little Blue

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 09:26:05 am »
A picture of the new little ones.
 :love: :pig: :love:
Pedigree GOS Pigs and Butchery for Smallholders.

alfiepork

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 10:13:24 am »
Sorry Julie, in my self pity mode, I haven't even congratulated you.  They look really cute - well done. 

We still have one female of 6 months old so when the time is right - we will get back up,  dust ourselves down and start again.  Before we got the pigs, I just thought they were smelly, noisy but tasted nice, but now you can see all the characters develop, naughty ones, quiet ones, the adventurer, the one that learns to lock you in the sty.......as happened to Steve recently  ;D.  Good luck with your brood and keep the pictures coming

sagehen

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Warwickshire
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 10:54:40 am »
Congrats Julie, they look lovely! :love: :pig:

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010, 11:08:28 am »
Oooh piglets adorable.

Alfiepork, although this is a horrible time now for you, it will get better, sadly losses are part of farming, although we all strive to keep losses to a minimum in the best run of holdings sometimes things go wrong.  I applaud the fact that you are going to put the younger gilt into season when she is ready.  Will be watching your postings and waiting to hear that you have had a large, successful, litter.

HM

SuzyJ

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Bulgaria
    • My Personal Blog
Re: Piglets....at last!
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 08:38:12 pm »
Beautiful piglets, well done to you and of course mum  :pig:
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