Pig Keeping. Sarah Hughes Scarsdale Veterinary Group. Overview. Legal requirements. Choosing pigs – breeds, what to look for, disease accreditation, breeders associations etc. Housing, fencing and handling. Feeding. Breeding – farrowing and piglet care. Overview cont….
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Large pig and slow to mature.
Very hardy, resistant to sunburn and good mothers.
Produce lean pork and bacon.
Often run outside / kept in woodland.
Large, hardy and good natured.
Slow maturing but good for pork and bacon – more fat than commercial breeds.
Traditionally kept in orchards.
Good natured and medium sized.
Quick maturing (small porkers in 16w) but too fat for bacon.
Short nosed designed for grazing – can get a fair amount of dietary requirement from grass.
Shiny coat with no redness / flakiness
Ears clean and warm
Long straight back
not wet / dirty
Nose moist and
cold but not runny
Feet strong and level
With no signs of
Well fleshed hocks
12-14 sound, evenly spaced teats