Andrew Mayflower wrote: If I had a walk in cooler and was close enough I'd have picked up as many as the cooler could handle,
And today our new piggys arrived!
Small very young but good looking piggys!
Also very calm! After the red wattle gangsters last year, we will take theses anytime!
It's obvious they have been handled many times.
Andrew anything that gives animals a decent month of life and feeds the neighborhood instead of an animal being killed just to be buried is an honorable thing to do. Yes, permaculturally-minded people would not choose for the situation to exist, but until we get back to more human-scaled forms of agriculture, situations like this are going to happen, and anyone who can help by giving a local farmer at least some money, is better than nothing.
Yeah, I know, it's not "permie" to go pick up a cow from a CAFO under normal circumstances, but if the alternative is to kill and bury it, I see it as a great service to the animal, and the people it would feed to prevent that from happening.