MSU Swine Farm Week 7

It’s another farrowing week this week, and that means I’ve been working 12am to 7 am and sleeping during the day.  This is a smaller group of about 34 sows all of which are done and processed.  Since this week has been as hot as it is, there hasn’t been much else going on because we move any pigs that need to be moved in the morning while it’s cool, this reducing any stress from the heat and keeps the pigs as happy as they can be.  With our sows, there normally aren’t many deformities in piglets but this group we had one pig that was born with 4 front toes on each foot, it’s doing great and expected to survive just like any of the others.

Have a great weekend.

8 toed pig

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