Meet my pigs.

I have read that PT have some genetic thing they can drop dead with stress, but could be wrong .
That's correct, a stress gene, known as the "halothane gene" as carriers also had an adverse reaction to halothane gas, and that was used to test for the gene in breeding stock. Often they would die when being loaded. Thankfully most genetic companies bred the gene out in the 1990's.
 

Hilly

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That's correct, a stress gene, known as the "halothane gene" as carriers also had an adverse reaction to halothane gas, and that was used to test for the gene in breeding stock. Often they would die when being loaded. Thankfully most genetic companies bred the gene out in the 1990's.
So it would be quite safe to have pure pietrain s ?
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
So you sell weaners ?
Shall i rustle you some ,for next time we come up to crosshall ,
outfit who has some gilts on neighbours is pushing close to 20000 sows ,
suffolk serf how you dealingbwith the wet going ,
ones nearest us are struggling , its not perfect pig land , pigs supposed to be on 2 years , thinkmthey maybe in australia by then with the ruts and mud 😳😳 ,cannot get near troughs ,now with feeders ,hell of a mess and upsetting village folk
 
Oh I see, the pork job seems to be in firm grip of big boys .
It will only continue, rightly or wrongly. Nevertheless, there are many new entrants keeping outdoor sows on an agistment contract around here, which has given them a great chance to start up. Also many farms have benefitted from rearing or finishing on contract.
 
Shall i rustle you some ,for next time we come up to crosshall ,
outfit who has some gilts on neighbours is pushing close to 20000 sows ,
suffolk serf how you dealingbwith the wet going ,
ones nearest us are struggling , its not perfect pig land , pigs supposed to be on 2 years , thinkmthey maybe in australia by then with the ruts and mud 😳😳 ,cannot get near troughs ,now with feeders ,hell of a mess and upsetting village folk
It's pretty bad here (big estate south of Thetford) but I've been about long enough to avoid the wet areas if possible. We have some very light land but yes there has been a lot of run off but fortunately there are no residential neighbours.
 

Hilly

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Shall i rustle you some ,for next time we come up to crosshall ,
outfit who has some gilts on neighbours is pushing close to 20000 sows ,
suffolk serf how you dealingbwith the wet going ,
ones nearest us are struggling , its not perfect pig land , pigs supposed to be on 2 years , thinkmthey maybe in australia by then with the ruts and mud 😳😳 ,cannot get near troughs ,now with feeders ,hell of a mess and upsetting village folk
Poached pork will taste so much better 😂
 

Hilly

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It will only continue, rightly or wrongly. Nevertheless, there are many new entrants keeping outdoor sows on an agistment contract around here, which has given them a great chance to start up. Also many farms have benefitted from rearing or finishing on contract.
Believe it or not 😂 I was think of offering a contract for someone near me to keep three gos sows and producing my weaners ha ha ha ha same but tiny bit smaller ha not many back yard pigs round here just bnb pigs
 

Poorbuthappy

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Believe it or not 😂 I was think of offering a contract for someone near me to keep three gos sows and producing my weaners ha ha ha ha same but tiny bit smaller ha not many back yard pigs round here just bnb pigs
Real shame we're not closer - that would have suited my daughter perfect😃
 
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Guide your way through spring agronomy decisions

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The incessant and extreme wet conditions are now presenting huge challenges for every farm’s spring agronomy and cropping decisions.

Plans are being urgently reevaluated and rejigged to set priorities for treatment, with a watchful eye on deadlines for timely spring crop establishment when a window allows. And all against a backdrop of potential damage to soil structure to fields from traveling in waterlogged conditions.

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Lessons learned from last year have proved invaluable, with the latest Syngenta Spring Guide giving an insight into some of the tips and ideas to help with this season’s decisions...
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