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pigs as companion animals

 
Berry Chechy
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I know nothing about pigs at all, other than that they root stuff and like blackberries, I have A LOT of blackberries. My two goats are doing a good job on the green stuff but I am seeing new shoots around the old canes already. Can I just stick a pig in with the goats?

 
Shannon Sheridan
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I have pastured pigs and goats together for years & years with no problems.
 
Walter Jeffries
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We pastured our pigs and sheep together for years. Sheep require taller fencing. Pigs require stronger low fencing. They got along well. Separate during lambing season. Kidding to you.

-Walter
 
Berry Chechy
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thanks, that's good to know! If I strung up a line of electric, low, would that be enough to hold the pig? Has anyone got a picture of how they fence in their pigs(especially around blackberries), I need visuals.

 
Walter Jeffries
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The pigs, like all animals, need to be trained to the electric. One or two low nose and walking nose wires suffices most of the time. Key is motivations.

Pictures see:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site:sugarmtnfarm.com+fence&tbm=isch&gws_rd=ssl
 
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