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Culling/ butchering

 
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Culled the smallest of the four gilts a few days ago.
I’ve been running 5 hogs in a leaky pond to help seal it up.

Main objective is to seal the pond from leaking (gleying)
Secondary is to grow out some meat to fill the freezers.
Third to get a crop of piglets to sell to recoup the cost of feeding the hogs for nearly a year.

This will be the second pond I’ve gleyed in the past three years.  

The first is a 80ft diameter  x6ft deep stock pond that only has about 300 yards of swales/terrace rows feeding it.  No natural springs.  Perfectly sealed with a flow over dam that feeds a larger lower pond.
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Pigs in the pond
Pigs in the pond
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Runt of the gilts
Runt of the gilts
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Dinner
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So cool that pigs can "make" a pond, I'm sure they love it.
 
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