Vernon Smith wrote:Hi Rik,
SE Herts. Where? I am from Potters Bar originally before I drifted to the S. Pacific for an early retirement.
Yes, intensive husbandry can be an eye opener can't it. I am sure my pigs have a much better time. Kept in a clean warm environment with plenty of space and hosed down 4 or 5 times a day. I keep only 5 pigs per 10ft x 10ft pen. I breed mainly Yorkshire/Landrace crosses with some Belgian Durocs. I got my breeding stock via the Taiwanese embassy here. The problem in the tropics with the English species, being white, is sunburn. They must be fully shaded. We are fortunately quite disease free so all in all my stock is humanely raised and I am satisfied ethically with the end product.
Cheers for now,
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