Hopefully Walter will find his way to this forum because he is wonderful at sharing his hard won wisdom. He has also learned that some of the ways old timers and commercial swineherds operate are not best for us small time operators. E.g. he does not castrate and has no problem with off flavored meat. It keeps the pigs happier, keeps him happier, eliminates part of the work load, and some beleive it makes the pigs gain weight faster. A win for all concerned.