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  Topic: Lots and lots of pig pictures.
oaklandspigs

Replies: 22
Views: 9635
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 14 7:14 am   Subject: Lots and lots of pig pictures.
great photos Bodger, look forward to you putting some in the oldspot forum !
  Topic: Good (or not) Abattoir guide - Version 4
oaklandspigs

Replies: 18
Views: 98918
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 13 5:05 pm   Subject: Good (or not) Abattoir guide - Version 4
Have updated the guide - thanks for the info


http://www.oaklandspigs.co.uk/links/abattoirs/
  Topic: Good (or not) Abattoir guide - Version 4
oaklandspigs

Replies: 18
Views: 98918
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 13 3:05 pm   Subject: Good (or not) Abattoir guide - Version 4
Nick,

Not sure what you meant by "And stopping lambs and pigs"

Will they still kill pigs and take into legs, shoulders, belly and back, or won't they even go that far?

Let us know, and I'll u ...
  Topic: can pigs eat pineapple and citrus?
oaklandspigs

Replies: 20
Views: 80659
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 13 4:20 pm   Subject: can pigs eat pineapple and citrus?
we chuck whole pineapples in, only the stalks remain !
  Topic: sheep ear tags
oaklandspigs

Replies: 3
Views: 2170
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed May 29, 13 6:38 am   Subject: sheep ear tags
Sheep with missing tags are very common.
Legally you must replace missing tags within 28 days of discovery or upon the relevant sheep leaving the holding.

As TG says if you know that you are goin ...
  Topic: 'Micro' pigs
oaklandspigs

Replies: 13
Views: 6959
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 12 10:34 am   Subject: 'Micro' pigs
Suggest we all write to the editor

liz.wright1@btconnect.com

and express our feelings !
  Topic: Pig movement query
oaklandspigs

Replies: 6
Views: 2564
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 12 6:07 pm   Subject: Pig movement query
Shadiya

Panic not!!!!

Yes, you will be on a 21 day standstill for farm to farm movements, but you can move to slaughter even when on a standstill.]

So the pigs you bought will need to stay w ...
  Topic: livestock paperwork fiasco
oaklandspigs

Replies: 29
Views: 8393
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri May 18, 12 6:45 am   Subject: livestock paperwork fiasco


And even with PC at site, you have to quiz potential buyers on the phoen as to holding no. adress, herd no. and what they want to buy before they even visit.

?

Can't you just do it while the ...
  Topic: livestock paperwork fiasco
oaklandspigs

Replies: 29
Views: 8393
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed May 16, 12 4:54 pm   Subject: livestock paperwork fiasco
The new pig system is a "bit of a mess" to say the least.

If you're not on-line, then you have to give up to 4 days notice and then wait for paperwork to arrive before you can move.

Even if you' ...
  Topic: Schmallenberg Virus
oaklandspigs

Replies: 30
Views: 14461
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Feb 26, 12 5:58 pm   Subject: Schmallenberg Virus
Key points from the meeting I went to run by Westpoint Vets with ADAS and the NFU

In the audience of 100 or so, of the 6 farmers that had started lambing 5 had deformed lambs. Rate was 5-15%.

Th ...
  Topic: Schmallenberg Virus
oaklandspigs

Replies: 30
Views: 14461
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 12 6:17 pm   Subject: Schmallenberg Virus
MJ,

Thanks for that -really useful. I am due to go to an evening meeting on this in the next few days, and if I get anything extra useful, will post it here

Just found reference to a link to a ...
  Topic: Schmallenberg Virus
oaklandspigs

Replies: 30
Views: 14461
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 12 5:35 pm   Subject: Schmallenberg Virus
Ow !

Trouble is as far as I can see there's nothing to be done about it. I am going to a briefing in the next few days - like Badgerface am worrying about how our lambing will go
  Topic: Schmallenberg Virus
oaklandspigs

Replies: 30
Views: 14461
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 12 4:54 pm   Subject: Schmallenberg Virus
Gets a bit more worrying at 10% issues !
  Topic: URGENTLY: Need to dispose of pigs
oaklandspigs

Replies: 15
Views: 4643
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 12 5:33 pm   Subject: URGENTLY: Need to dispose of pigs
Pel - sorry to hear this, hope you are now sorted, and that all goes ok
  Topic: Schmallenberg Virus
oaklandspigs

Replies: 30
Views: 14461
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 6:08 pm   Subject: Schmallenberg Virus
From an official EU statement

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/diseases/schmallenberg_virus/docs/sv_statement_11012012_en.pdf

A few paras worth quoting :

"This virus belongs to a vector-transm ...
 
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