Monday, March 31, 2008

Piglet Video

Here's a video of 5 of the piglets from the first of the two Berkshire gilts (a gilt is a female that has yet to produce a litter) to farrow at Hendricks Farms and Dairy. The reason they are in a box and not in the barnyard is that their mother proved to be too nervous to nurse them. According to Trent Hendricks, she was so anxious that she could not bring herself to lay down and present her teats to her litter. The result : 8 of 13 piglets born died within 72 hours of birth .

The second gilt produced a litter of 11 with one dying withing 12 hours. As of this writing 10 survive. I'll post a video of her on the day she farrowed (gave birth) her litter soon.

2 comments:

fiat lux said...

Bacon!

Tags said...

All right! Which one of you has my nipple? Come on, I'm hungry already!