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Participation in Forum on March 18, 2013
You can make sties out of just about any thing you can get your hands on. As long as it has enough room for the pigs or pig and is dry warm and cosy for them and does not face in to the wind you will have it right. If you are happy to lay in it and feel no drafts then your pig will also be fine.
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Participation in Forum on December 15, 2012
Interesting article about Guava Leaves as Diahrrea Treatment. I have just come through a bout of diarrhea with the piglets and used a product called Gastro- Stop and it has done wonders to their problem. Make it up to 3 litres and use 3 capsules. Add 8 teaspoons or sugar and one teaspoon of salt. Add to a bowl where the sow cannot reach it and leave for them to drink....Could not get help from any ...
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Participation in Forum on September 12, 2012
You dont add the microorganism they just seem to be there as the heap ferments. bit like bread making but you have to add yeast to get your result......the bread.
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Participation in Forum on September 11, 2012
Well out there in the natural bush land where do wild pigs get their phosphorus? If they need i to survive. How much do they really need or are domesticated pigs getting too much? How did Spain fair in the Olympics? and the ParaOlympics .? Where does the lysine fit in with all of these additives?
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Discussion created on September 11, 2012
How important is adding phosphate to the diets of pigs? Do they not get some of this out of the soil if free range? If free range then the farmer may have applied it at each cropping period and surely there is possibility that a build up of phosphate might be available to the pig. If given to the pig in their diets how long does it take to build up in the soil and what are the effects on the env ...
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Participation in Forum on September 11, 2012
HI Chucks To help you out on your arks. Do you have wooden pallets available. and corrugated iron sheets. Make them out of these the pigs farrow just fine. I use this method. You can wire the pallets together drive in a few posts and then tin the outside...... dry and cosy Pallets come in different lengths but the width is much the same generally. I also use them for grow out shelters .....2 palle ...
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Participation in Forum on September 11, 2012
I group house my dry sows but my gilts I also group house but in a separate pen, When coming in to milk at least 5 days out from farrowing the gilts should be put in single pens the older sows in a communal pen with enough farrowing huts to accommodate them all. Bringing in semen can bring in diseases you dont already have in your piggery.... I would and do prefer to have my own boars. Better to ...
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Participation in Forum on September 5, 2012
Composting is a great way to enhance poor soils around the farm. But it does take time to make. Compost can be made using animal manures and straw, kept moist and turned daily. Dont want the heap to get too hot , otherwise the micro organisms that are at present doing the work to break down the raw materials will die. The heap will take around 6 weeks to mature and can then be used. Most organic ...
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Participation in Forum on August 3, 2012
thanks Rafael...seems people are too frightened to answer or participate on this forum. I have lots of questions to ask but am a little put off by the lack of activity..... See China and USA both have 18 golds each....... not bad but it is not as yet the end of the games either. If pigs do not have phytase then why is it necessary to add it to their feed at all. If they cannot break it do ...
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Participation in Forum on July 24, 2012
The best idea is to find a nutritionist and have them make up your diets....... quite simple Just then get the materials that you need add it to your milling process and mix....feed to pigs.......
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