The last week has seen a definite change in season to cooler and (hopefully!) wetter weather. The pigs no longer need wallows and wet ground to cool down but they now love straw in their houses to keep them warm and dry - some would even call them demanding! To us, the straw seems somewhat magical and combined with constant fresh pasture for the pigs it means we do not have any need for medications. Prevention is far better than a cure.
Last weekend we collected another Berkshire boar from Allsun Farm. He is the full brother of the boar that was Champion pig of Adelaide Show in 2016, so naturally we are very excited to see what he can do. Granted, I am not looking at him with a pigs eyes but he looks beautiful.