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Hog ring question

 
Reid Dodson
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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?
 
Walter Jeffries
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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?

Here's what I am thinking of:

http://www.amazon.com/Tradespro-831714-14-Inch-Bolt-Cutter/dp/B000IJSUCI/ref=lp_553176_1_7?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1457045572&sr=1-7

I have a pair that look like those which cuts through things quite nicely and quickly.

-Walter
 
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Ear plugs!
 
Reid Dodson
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Ok. this is along the lines of what I was thinking. I just wasn't sure if I was missing something.
thanks for the advise.
 
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