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Final batch of pigs leave the croft

We took our last two Berkshire pigs to the abattoir today, a job made more complicated by the death of one of the porkers, a last-minute change of abattoir and a last-minute change of butcher. Still, we got everything organised in the end and were up early to load the pigs today.

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Two gilts, at a normal size for their age.

Growing well

Our final three Berkshire porkers are growing well. Or rather, the two gilts are growing well. The boar, on the large side since farrowing, is growing extremely well and looks several weeks older than his littermates. The back-end view shows the massive difference between the boar and the gilts. He’s likely to be finished at […]

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