Pigs

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Farming -

Weaner pigs should be grow­ing at around 300g per day, for a 60-80kg body­weight at six months (if you’re hav­ing them home-killed).

Worm your pigs. Talk to your vet about an in­jectable wormer. For one or two pigs, they should be able to draw off sy­ringes with the right amount so you don’t have to buy a large bot­tle.

If you want your wean­ers home killed for Christ­mas, book in with your butcher now. Check the with­hold­ing pe­riod of worm­ing prod­uct to make sure th­ese don’t in­ter­fere with your tim­ing.

Pigs should have good shel­ter and shade to pro­tect them on hot days, and ideally a deep, wet wal­low. Wet mud helps pigs reg­u­late their tem­per­a­ture.

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