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Piglets and rotational grazing considerations

 
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I am expecting a couple of litters in August and I am utilizing rotational grazing with a two wire electric fence. I am looking for some information and ideas about how to work with the piglets. How do you configure your system to work with the piglets?
 
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Amos Burkey wrote:I am expecting a couple of litters in August and I am utilizing rotational grazing with a two wire electric fence. I am looking for some information and ideas about how to work with the piglets. How do you configure your system to work with the piglets?



Do a physical barrier fence and use the wires inside that at first to train them - once they are trained, they'll be easily contained.

Weaner piglets are always more jittery - after a couple weeks they'll calm down and get used to you and they'll be easy to work with, but when they first arrive, they have no 'home base' so if they get out they just go for the nearest tree stand or dense cover. Once you have the herd trained to the fence, even if one escapes they are more likely to head back in than they are to travel very far.
 
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Thanks Chad. I will plan to have the herd (all three sows) close to the barn around the due dates. Then I won't have to move the hog panels so far to construct the secondary fence.
 
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