we just got pigs for the first time, and I noticed that a few of the pigs of hog rings on either side of there nose. I have no interest in controlling my animals natural instincts, so I would like to remove the rings.
The pigs are about 60 pounds right now, not to pig to handle. Can I just take a pair of cutters and snip the ring in the middle?
Location: Mountains of Vermont, USDA Zone 3
posted 1 year ago
I don't ring my pigs and they do fine on pasture. There are a lot of factors controlling rooting. Rooting means rotate. A good pair of leveraged or double leveraged clippers should cut it.
Restraining may be the biggest issue. Sneak attack? Belly rub partner to distract?