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90driver

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Independent Land Rover Specialst
Slap marking
« on: September 18, 2013, 10:18:53 am »
Hello all.

My first venture into pigs is drawing to a close. I slap marked them last night ready for the day. This morning at feed time I could only see the faintest smudge of ink on the hair (GOS). Is this normal ??

The pigs all jumped each time they were slapped so I am guessing the needles did their job, but would expect to see the mark after.

Many thanks

Marc

Bumblebear

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Norfolk
    • http://southwellski.blogspot.co.uk/
Re: Slap marking
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 10:48:11 am »
On our berkshires last year we didn't see it at all until afterwards  ;D but not sure of gos.  I'm sure they will be fine :)

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Slap marking
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 11:03:44 am »
We had GOS and the slap mark didn't look clear when we did it but it showed up really well on the butchered meat so I am sure yours will be fine
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

90driver

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Independent Land Rover Specialst
Re: Slap marking
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 11:32:05 am »
Thanks for that !! All part of the learning curve

 

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