Easy Garden Tilling with Pigs
Easy Garden Tilling with Pigs
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What's Involved in a 4-H Pig Project
If you've got kids and breed pigs, at some point you'll probably run across a kid working on a 4-H swine project. But what all is involved and what will they need to complete the project successfully. A project guide curr ...
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The Many Meat Cuts on a Pig
The Many Meat Cuts on a Pig
If you intend to raise pigs for meat, as many of our forum members do, it is essential to know the value of different cuts or pig parts. With so many useful parts of a pig, waste is simply not an option. While there are s ...
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Hoof Trimming and your pigs
Hoof Trimming and your pigs
There's a saying in equine circles: no hoof, no horse. But beyond horses, this is true of any livestock, and pigs are no exception. Hoof trimming is vital to the health of any pig for a number of reasons. If your boar's f ...
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Swine Veterinary Care : Deworming
Swine Veterinary Care : Deworming
They're gross, stretchy and wiggly. My daughter would rather run screaming than deal with them in any way, shape or form whatsoever. They cost you feed, production and livestock. What are we talking about? Worms.I had an ...
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Getting your pigs on a Vaccine Schedule
Getting your pigs on a Vaccine Schedule
It seems like there's a million different vaccines out there for pigs, but only a few that are regularly used because of the obvious benefits they provide producers. Let's take a few minutes to talk about the five most re ...
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Just a little stick: Administering vaccines to your pigs
Just a little stick: Administering vaccines to your pigs
Though they don't provide 100% protection against disease, vaccines provide a significant advantage for most producers by protecting the majority of their livestock. There are a number of diseases that can be protected ag ...
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Farrowing Difficulties
Farrowing Difficulties
We all hope that things go quietly and easily for our sows when they're farrowing. But what about when things aren't going quite as they should? We've spent some time discussing how to lower piglet mortality rates before, ...
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After Farrowing, now what?
After Farrowing, now what?
We've reached our fourth part on preventing piglet mortality from farrowing to weaning, and this will conclude normal farrowing operations. Our focus until now has been on getting to farrowing and the immediate needs the ...
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During Farrowing - The Piglets
During Farrowing - The Piglets
We're up to our third part on preventing piglet mortality in the time from farrowing to weaning. Up until now, our focus has been on the sow and how her care is reflected in reducing the 25% piglet mortality rate, with 7. ...
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Pig Diseases & Ailments
Pig Diseases & Ailments
Even the healthiest of animals can get sick from time to time and pigs are no exception. While they are generally rather hearty, pigs should still be observed for signs of illness. Also recommended are inoculations per a ...
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