Thursday, September 19, 2013

What is new with the hogs?

26 Piglets were castrated last week
11 Sows are almost ready to go into labor
2 New duroc gilts

Our hog manager has been mixing up some whey with ice cream as we speak. A mix that our hogs love!

Lastly, we have had a lot of turkeys around our pastures, they sense thanksgiving is near.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Early Morning Photo Shoot 9/13/13

Below are 3 month old market hogs. 

This gilt we have down here is Brownie one of our 5 new breeding pigs. She is about 8 months old and looks absolutely great!

The following two pictures are of 4, 3 month old wild hogs that were found as babies and have been integrated with our farm pigs. 

The two pictures that follow are of more 3 month old market hogs who are ready to be fed their breakfast!

These next two pictures are of one of our breeding sows who is a soon to be mom. Absolutely beautiful and friendly as I was taking these shots of her.  

Lastly, we have some sows and their piglets enjoying the early morning sun!

Hog Blog is back on!

You may have noticed that our last blog post (before this one) has not been very recent. From now on, we will continue to post on a regular basis. So if you were thinking: "Looks like the blog is dead?" You are wrong. The blog is back and fully alive! 

For the month of August and the 1st week of September our Hog numbers are as follows:

Boars: 9 
Sows: 59
Newborn Piglets: 60
Hogs on Pasture: 280

The total number of pigs on the farm is a little over 400