Pigs

Pigs continue to be a popular feature on small holding in the areas we service and we have veterinarians knowledgeable and experienced in pig health and handling.

Services include:

  • Advice on husbandry including nutrition, parasite control and breeding
  • Nose ringing
  • Foot trimming
  • Tusk trimming
  • Attending sick animals and emergencies
 

Feeding your pigs

Pigs are efficient converters of feed to liveweight. They have a single stomach very similar to our own, so do not cope very well with bulky fibrous feeds, particularly the younger pigs and lactating sows. Read more

 

Reproduction in pigs

Sows can produce over two litters per year with in excess of 20 piglets weaned. This is a very high reproductive rate compared to cattle and sheep for example. This article covers the basic information you need to adequately manage breeding pigs. Read more

 

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