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Yogurt, Mygurt, Easygurt

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Yogurt Making Made Easy I’ve mentioned yogurt many times. It is easy to make both for our own table and for feeding the livestock. We’ve been doing this for decades. The pork industry is starting to take notice of probiotics … Continue reading

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Improved Feed Digestibility via Probiotics

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Boar Carrying Hay Time to time someone tells me pigs can’t eat grass, can’t eat pasture, can’t grow on a low calorie diet, must be fed grain, etc. Aside from the fact that not all pasture is grass they are … Continue reading

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Hot Tubbing Piglet

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Hot Tubbing Piglet Occasionally a piglet is not thriving under natural conditions. It survives making the transition from womb to world but isn’t doing well. These little guys sometimes get brought into our cottage and given a hot bath and … Continue reading

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Calendar 2015

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2015 Calendar Front Cover Sows & Hens on South Field It’s a new year and calendar time! The image above is the front cover of our latest creation. Calendars are a wonderful pictorial tour of life in all the seasons … Continue reading

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Hot Water Bath

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Dudley Pig with Foot Infection This is Dudley Pig, named after the late great actor and comedian Dudley Moore. Ben found Dudley out in the field with a cut on the back of her right front foot that had become … Continue reading

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Yukka Yogurt & Pig Morality

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FDR – The Paralyzed Pig That’s FDR in the photo. She’s a gilt weaner piglet named after the late great President. He had polio. I’m not sure what her problem is but she can’t use her back legs. Still, she … Continue reading

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Makes Me Want to Gag

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Kavi on Cliff On of our livestock guardian dogs Kavi had gotten a stomach bug or something. Maybe he ate somebody he didn’t agree with. In any case he threw up a little bit of bark and bile Friday evening. … Continue reading

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End of Winter Piglets

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Spits and Ladies We have had seven litters in the past ten days. There are two more to go. This is a surge as we near the end of the winter litters. We purposefully separated the guys from the gals … Continue reading

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Tamworth Sow’s Whey Bath

Tamworth Sow’s Whey Bath The Tamworth sow in the video above is taking a bath in the north whey trough. In the beginning of the video the sow is dipping down to the bottom of the tank to get the … Continue reading

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Crisply Cold Like Broken Glass

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Toasty Piglets on a Cold Winter’s Night It is cold. This has been a relatively warm winter, like last year, which I like but we’ve had two brief cold spells and we’re in one of those now. Today was -15°F … Continue reading

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