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Whey Trough Divider in Winter

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Whey Trough Divided On some of our whey troughs we have dividers that allow the same trough to serve multiple groups. This makes feeding the pigs easier as we can fill a single 300 gallon whey trough to serve two … Continue reading

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Spring Piglets 2016

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Sows and Spring Piglets Piglets have been popping out, scampering about and enjoying the warm days we’ve been having. They’re still getting snow to play in from each night’s fall but it quickly melts in the warm sun.

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Upper Pond Panorama Spring 2016

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Upper Pond Panorama Click for Big Picture By mid-day the snow is pretty much gone although we may still get another half inch to two inches each night this time of year. It’s good sugaring weather. Cold nights and warm … Continue reading

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Wild Farrowing

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Private Room with a View This gilt sow wanted a private room. She was willing to go to extremes to get it. Three times she broke out of the south Ark gestating paddock in search of a place of her … Continue reading

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Calendar 2016

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2016 Calendar Front Cover Pigs on Pasture at Sugar Mountain Farm It’s a new year and a new calendar time! The image above is the front cover of our latest creation. Calendars are a wonderful pictorial tour of life in … Continue reading

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About to Farrow

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Late Gestation Sow A frequent question is how do you know when a sow is close to farrowing. The lady above is an example.

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North Home Field Sow and Piglets

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Nine Piglets in North Home Field A Piglet-Fix for those in need. These little piglets are hitting that maximum cuteness stage designed to pull the heart strings of mammals everywhere. It’s a good evolutionary strategy.

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Sorting & Driving Pigs

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Ben and Will Driving Pigs Each week we call pigs down from the mountain pastures to sort, select, redistribute and take to market. I use my magic wand, waving it above the herd and then spray paint their backs with … Continue reading

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Preparing to Pop

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White Gilt in Farrowing Field Each week we sort pigs. Some go to market. Some go to breeding herds. Some go to farrowing fields. This gilt is in the lower south field’s paddock one and approaching her due date along … Continue reading

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White Piglets

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Charlie’s Latest Piglets These are some of Charlie’s latest piglets, just born at the time of the photo. She was still in labor as the paparazzi, that is yours truly, snapped this photo. As a Yorkshire she’s a very white … Continue reading

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