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Pig too big to breed?
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Melissa    Posted 08-03-2003 at 18:29:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My 12 year old brother is trying to breed his two sows. At 10 months my Dad brought in a boar and its been another 10 months and still no luck! Can the sows get too big??? Please help!


I can't resist    Posted 08-03-2003 at 21:45:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tell your brother to let the boars do the job, he's to young.


Cindi    Posted 08-04-2003 at 08:02:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gotta say something here. May not be completely appropriate for what appears to be a question from a young person, but it was a classic set up for a punch line. So, I understand the temptation. Something just a wee bit more subtle could have sailed over the head of a kid but landed right in the lap of an adult would have been better. JMO. Keep your sense of humor, though. We can use all the smiles we can get.


cowgirlj    Posted 08-04-2003 at 06:38:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Totally inappropriate way to talk you a child!!
Shame on you. Not acceptable for this board!!!IMO


Still can't resist    Posted 08-04-2003 at 21:38:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just joking, sheesh, get a life, lighten up!!


Sid    Posted 08-04-2003 at 05:06:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
You could have resisted, you should have resisted. You need to learn to practice self restraint.


He Doesn't....    Posted 08-04-2003 at 18:13:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
need to learn self-restraint as much as the guy bothering the pigs!!!!!!!


Cindi    Posted 08-03-2003 at 18:48:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you saying that the sows are twenty months old?

They can get too fat, not necessarily too big. If they've been exposed to a boar (all the time day in and day out)for ten months then I would be inclined to say that the boar may be shooting blanks or even out of ammo altogether. I find it hard to believe that both sows are barren. If they've been together all this time then your boar is not doing his job.

Besides I think you are suggesting that these are gilts (never been pregant?)not sows.

It's sometimes very difficult to detect heat in gilts. Best to leave them with the boar for several weeks if you don't know the signs to look for. They will NOT breed successfully unless they are in standing heat. Try leaving them both in with the boar for a full month. Thirty one days, I mean to say. If in four months you don't have a bunch of babies, you need to find another boar.



Sid    Posted 08-03-2003 at 18:40:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never heard of them being to big. By both of them not getting bred I would suspect something wrong with the boar, especaly if the sows have had pigs before. there are so many things that not knowing the situation any thing is just a gues .


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