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Nesting Sows

Yorkshire Sow Gathering Nesting HayOne of the interesting indicative behaviors that a pregnant (gestating) sow pig is about to farrow a new litter of piglets is that she will begin to gather hay, chop it up and build a soft … Continue reading

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Microlots Nesting

Microlots Considering Nest Location Each week we sort pigs, shifting them around between herd groups, boar territories, paddocks and selecting those who will go to market. Part of that is moving the late gestation ladies out of the main herds … Continue reading

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Winter Sows

Sows in Winter Garden During the warm months our pigs graze on about 40 acres of pasture using managed rotational grazing techniques that we originally learned with our sheep. This produces most of their food from the land, distributes manure … Continue reading

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How Many Sows Do You Need?

15 New Born Piglets This is one of our Mainline sows who recently had fifteen live piglets and two dead. That’s an excellent piglet count and an excellent live birth rate. Not every ovum fertilized gestates. Not every fetus gets … Continue reading

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