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Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 4:58 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
mang cross made fine ham and bacon ,quite fatty ,ace taste,

downside is rather bitey until tamed or eaten young


All of them, or just uncastrated males?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a big gilt iirc ,
oak smoked in a tent.
i have one shoulder left which is a pity cos miss bacon turned out well.

cracked eggs was the turning point re her misplacing her trust in me and so being welcome enough at rosewood to get to bacon size which took ages ,the others all went young as they were rather fierce even for paul who is ace with pigs

as a beginner at pig wrangling but with exposure to several breeds in deep litter pens i recon there are much easier types than mangas

tamworths are happy and friendly,old spots are really funny in a nice way.saddlebacks are fairly calm etc

best advice is kindness even when being firm and treats,much like dogs or people

and never turn your back on a mangalitza

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tamworth x Large Black turns out fantastic pork.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ps all of them seemed bitey including miss bacon but she was the least fierce and sort of made friends with me (or hired me as a treat servant as she probably saw it )

i dont know what boys intact or not taste like but for home made dry cure smoked peasant pig products she was ace .dark meat and almost a wild boar type of meat/fat

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My lad was boisterous.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



i dont think boisterous was among the words paul used

to be serious i recon as a first time pig wrangler they might put one off pigs which are mostly charming and great fun while they reside with you

beware getting too fond of them and not wanting to move on from keeping to preserving ,there have been a few of the ones i have known i could not eat but as a fun and tasty critter pigs are perfect

TTouch Homestead



Joined: 13 Oct 2011
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Location: Cardigan, West Wales
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tamworth x Large Black also very friendly, funny and loves to have tummy tickles. Although is refusing to give us any offspring!

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 13 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you want extra intelligent pigs,go Wild Boar,

And nature wise,anyone that has been here will tell you,no need for me.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 13 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My favourite is Kune Kunes. People write them off for being smaller but they are really good doers and the meat is beautifully sweet. They also cross out really well. My favourite cross so far has been KK x Berkshire.

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 13 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmm, sounds like everyone has their favourite.

I think my choice will probably have to revolve around what is actually available in northern ireland rather than specifically what is the best breed for a beginner.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 13 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, You have an excellent supplier of rare breed pig semen in Deer Park Pigs in N.I. ...

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 13 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Well, You have an excellent supplier of rare breed pig semen in Deer Park Pigs in N.I. ...


You think he should get himself impregnated? Nick, you hold him down I'll do the rest

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 13 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buy me dinner first?

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 13 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
buy me dinner first?


This ain't romance love...

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 13 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I feel like Jonnyboy tonight.

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