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Author Topic: 135mtr sq enough for 2 weaners?  (Read 1560 times)

10thletter

  • Joined Jan 2014
  • Witton
135mtr sq enough for 2 weaners?
« on: January 16, 2014, 12:48:15 pm »
Hi,  Iím new to keeping pigs, is 135mtr sqr (1453sqft) enough of an area to keep 2 saddleback weaners for 6mth?
A local farmer suggested I could keep 3 on in that area, so long as it wasnít longer than 6mths and had 6mths to recover.
I have a hard standing for feeding and a few ideas to keep them amused!  Its partly under mature trees.
Iím just raising for meat.
Sorry, this has probably been on the forum loads of times!  This website is awesome!  Can't believe i have only just heard of it!
Many thanks in anticipation!

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: 135mtr sq enough for 2 weaners?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 03:35:16 pm »
IMO its just big enuff for two weaners to fattening, the good thing is you have some hard standing for feeding and theres one or two mature trees for shade so it shouldn't get too bogging.
Agree you can then leave it afterwards to recover for six mths or so before you get your next lot.
Pig keeping is very addictive & the saddleback is a lovely breed, good dual pork/bacon breed.
For more info see pig management on www.gospbc.co.uk lots of stuff for first timers in there.
All the best
Mandy :pig:
ps is that Witton as in le wear in makim land ;D ???

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: 135mtr sq enough for 2 weaners?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 05:21:49 pm »
Do you have a good weatherprrof ark facing downwind for them? 

10thletter

  • Joined Jan 2014
  • Witton
Re: 135mtr sq enough for 2 weaners?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 08:04:28 am »
Thanks Mandy and Marches farmer for your help.  Its a pretty sheltered area, but it makes good sense to face the ark downwind.
I'm seriously looking forward to it!  We're inbetween to cattle farmers here and they seem as excited as me!! http://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/forum/Smileys/default/farmer.gif
ps, its Witton in Norfolk!

 

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