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3county farm boy

  • Joined Jan 2017
  • Love my family animals and life's sweet
I've got my boar
« on: February 03, 2017, 02:28:54 pm »
I picked up my Pedigree Pietrain boar today, it was a longer drive than planned thanks to this delightful English weather but he's here and settling in nicely, he has a pen all to himself with thick bedding, just a few months and we can start working him. I'm very happy with him.
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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: I've got my boar
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 02:35:04 pm »
Pietrains have a reputation for being a bit less laid back than native breeds.  Once he's had a few days to settle in It's a good opportunity to be around him while he's distracted by food, so he won't see you as a threat to his wives once he's older.

3county farm boy

  • Joined Jan 2017
  • Love my family animals and life's sweet
Re: I've got my boar
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 02:45:35 pm »
 Yes I have been in there with him for nearly an hour already,  I should be doing this nearly every day I imagine whilst he's feeding,  he's only five months old  One of his brothers went to the abattoir  this week  and was 70 kg deadweight,  so he should be quite a big chap when he is fully grown
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