Thistle Hill alumni club….porcine chapter…

by David

….Thistle Hill sows are smarter than your average pig!                    IMG_1554            

Consider exhibit 1:

These two sows had their litters minutes apart….and instead of remaining on opposite ends of the barn, they’ve combined their “resources”.  All the babies nurse on row on one sow and then move to the other sow.  Meanwhile, the first sow flops over and then the piglets move back to the other sow and row.

It seems to me this is going to weed out the less hardy pretty quickly, but then I have never seen this before….and more experienced “pig people” are saying it’s something new to them as well.

Incidentally, we farmed out our sows to Mike and Molly Peterson’s Heritage Hollow Farm in exchange for future draft choices.