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Pig Loading,,
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Ron/PA???? EIEIO???? or who ever I am    Posted 09-08-2002 at 12:09:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Eieio, We are only going to load 3 to 6 on tuesday. However these are the ones that we load on the pickup and haul ourselves. The last time that we did this I started in the afternoon by myself. When I picked up the meat at the butchershop, he asked me how I felt?????? He said for as bruised as the pigs were I must be black and blue or sore as he!!....
Big thoughts, DON'T LOSE YOUR COOL, IF THEY STAND UP LET THEM GO DOWN ON THEIR OWN, IF THEY RUN YOU OVER, LAUGH IT OFF, IF YOU PUNCH THEM YOU LOOSE.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, DON'T TRY TO LOAD THEM ALONE, IT'S MORE A MATTER OF HERDING THAN LOADING. However there does come a time when it takes brute strength and little brains to push them up the chute.....
Good luck
Ron
PS I posted a pic of the water cup in the previous post about waterers


Dennis    Posted 09-08-2002 at 17:50:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you all for the information. Hopefully Tuesday is the day.
Will keep all informed, if we are still with ya'll after.


Les...Patience    Posted 09-08-2002 at 15:07:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
is the best tool you have.
Never heard of the cardboard trick but I bet it works just fine. I once watched a young feller with a 10' piece of metal roofing separate pigs in a large outdoor pen just as effectively as a good cutting horse would with cattle. A lot slower, I'll grant you, but very effective.


kraig WY    Posted 09-08-2002 at 13:45:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I found out that a rolled up pice of stiff cardboard is more effective then a 2 X 4 for moving pigs. The 2X4 may bruse them but wont hurt them. The cardboard makes noise and they think they are hurt but wont bruse the meat. Learn from 4H kids. You can't force a pig but you can guide them. Leave your pistol at home. At times it will be too hard to resist just ending the problem and using a loader to load the carcus.


Ron/PA    Posted 09-08-2002 at 14:24:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Never do use a club on our pigs, a feed scoop across the nose is more than sufficient, A Pistol?? Now thats an Idea, but If I fall and git my pistol full of poop then I'm gonna do a lot of shootin!!
A rope and a winch do very well also
Ron


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