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Re: HOGS
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2015, 07:56:30 PM »
Hope everything goes well, it's been fun reading all the posts on your pig project. Hope to see photos soon of little slabs of bacon running around.  :chuckle:
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2015, 06:27:53 PM »
no piglets yet, getting worried


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Re: HOGS
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2015, 06:42:38 PM »
If this is her first time they often carry late.
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2015, 09:24:43 PM »
Suppose to be her 3rd litter,  when I picked up the sow she had one weaner left with her still pulling on a teet

the boar sired a lot of pigs and was replaced by a new non-related boar.

So they're both proven,  she stood for the boar on 10/19/2014 and didn't budge until he got down about 5 minutes later.


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Re: HOGS
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2015, 09:33:25 PM »
Sounds like it should be good. We have had sevrel sows go 4 months. What is her attitude like. Is she extra talkative? Quick low grunts? Has milk dropped?
If her teats don't look FULL! Tight skinned and attitude hasn't noticeable changed I'd say you have a couple weeks left and she didn't take that particular cycle
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2015, 11:50:02 PM »
I could spot a pregger cow a mile off, but pigs are harder to tell.   Vulva expanded some, bit more droopy than in summer but not a lot, not like a cow. 
Teets are more formed, but no bag to them and belly isn't low enough.

wondering if she didn't take that breeding, but afterwards she always kept the boar off her never witnessed another heat cycle after that.   


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Re: HOGS
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2015, 08:57:25 PM »
It should be quite evident if she is as close as you are thinking. By now it should be very clear. If she is running with the boar she may have taken the next cycle. With both pigs proven it should be a done deal. Good luck and still looking to see these piglets.

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Re: HOGS
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2015, 10:50:55 AM »
I had them together all summer only separated them a week before I thought she'd drop,  hopefully the next cycle took or I got a boar shooting blanks or a sow that won't take or both.

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Re: HOGS
« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2015, 09:50:55 PM »
OK

no piglets yet, she was supposedly bred 10/19 when I witness the boar mounted for a long period of time.  I left the boar in with her for almost 4 months only took him out a week before she should have been due..so I guess he was in 3 months 2 weeks with her, so should have covered several cycles if she didn't take.  I never witnessed her standing or acting like she did when the boar bred her after 10/19.  She pursued the boar...demanded to be bred.

no real signs of her being ready either, might have seen some clear discharge today though but no milk. 



wondering if I should sausage them both or try a new boar?  boar was a breeder from a guy with lot's of pigs seen a lot of service,  sow had a couple weeners with her when I picked her up.  both proven.



I got in line for a couple of fair pigs so at least the kiddies will have something to show in FFA
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2015, 05:54:28 AM »
How olds the boar? He may have gotten lazy.  After 3 months she should be good to go. We often keep the boar with the sows about 8-10 weeks.  When the sows become touch-me-nots with the boar they are normally bred.  She may have taken way later than you thought also. 

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Re: HOGS
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2015, 12:48:50 PM »
There is a boat load of disease issues that cause infertility, do not fight her too long, it costs a buck a day to feed her.

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Re: HOGS
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2015, 01:15:59 PM »
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2015, 08:25:34 PM »
Still hoping for you KF been following this thread for months. Post a few pictures of the sow if you get the chance she should be showing even if she took the second heat cycle. I would think that she should have come into heat making it real easy to tell she was not bred. Issues you never figured you would have  :bash:.

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Re: HOGS
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2015, 10:46:47 PM »
One thing to also keep in mind. Sows cycle every 18-21 days.  You know one of her cycles was 10/19 so you can do the math and get a better due date guess. 2nd cycle, 3rd cycle.  If she was with the boar for 90 days that could have been 4cycles.  Lol too bad you can't just candle her like and egg lol
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2015, 11:03:33 PM »
ultra sound is how you candle them  :chuckle:   expensive so I won't go that route.


the boar isn't lazy, he works her pretty good every day he was in with her.  Always lifting on her belly with his nose and if he's not doing that he's sniffin' the backside.  He did this every day multiple times usually after feeding and maybe a time or two on pasture. She makes a squeal noise and runs off a bit if he even thinks about mounting.  I'm still hoping she pregger, but she's not a balloon.  I took some pics see if I can post em later.



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Re: HOGS
« Reply #65 on: March 12, 2015, 11:06:06 PM »
Only thing I can think of that I might have messed up is I was feeding them hay I couldn't sell to horse people, had a bad spot on one end of the bale maybe with some mold.  Not a lot, just the exposed ends of the bale that weren't buried in the stack.

Got to reading online and mold can make pregnancy issues or cause abortion.
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2015, 07:27:43 PM »
KF, Still nothing???? Are you still feeding these pigs?

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Re: HOGS
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2015, 07:21:57 PM »
ya I'm still feeding them but they're going out on range here soon.  I thought the sow was going to pop a week ago, had clear discharge and an elongated vulva. 

Boar is not interested in her, I'm going to cut his nuts off and eat him.


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Re: HOGS
« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2015, 07:39:02 AM »
Your gonna eats his nuts?  :yike:


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Re: HOGS
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2015, 04:26:58 PM »
 :EAT:
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #70 on: April 18, 2015, 10:10:05 AM »
When I was in high school we had a piglet castration lesson in our agriculture class one day. A couple of the guys in my class sliced the "remains" and fried them in an electric skillet. They were pretty good, tasted like spam.
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #71 on: April 22, 2015, 10:47:45 PM »
Your gonna eats his nuts?  :yike:

why not?   You've ate lot's of them in your hog dogs and sausages.

j/k

no I ain't eating them  :puke:
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2015, 12:59:25 PM »
When I was in high school we had a piglet castration lesson in our agriculture class one day. A couple of the guys in my class sliced the "remains" and fried them in an electric skillet. They were pretty good, tasted like spam.

That's what Spam is.  Ham and...well you figure it out.  I don't want to get banned.
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Re: HOGS
« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2015, 08:03:19 AM »
You're going to eat a boar?  Even if you castrate him and feed him for a while, I still think that might be kinda gross except sausage...  I don't KNOW this, just speculation.

We did a lot of AI work after having to deal with boars for a while.  It is nice because you're able to get some dynamite bloodlines.  Sort of a pain in the butt, but easier than feeding, dealing with and caring for a boar.

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Re: HOGS
« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2015, 10:07:21 AM »
We've ate our boars. Pork is pork. We never even castrated ours :dunno:
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