For Sale, Wanted or to Hire For Sale Help Wanted – Wales

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  • #3302 Reply
    Anonymous

    Hi all

    I have recently obtained some land (5 acres) in which i want to breed pedigree Gloucester Old Spots. I am looking for a supplier in Mid Wales who would sell me a sow and possibly some weaners to get the who concept started. As most who read this are probably living in England, if you could answer some of these questions i would be very grateful:

    How much will it roughly cost to buy weaners and a sow?
    Have you any tips on the best way to get started?
    What is the pig to land ratio?

    #6666 Reply
    fowgillfarm
    Keymaster

    First of all get a good book, Traditional Pig Keeping by Carol Harris, best £20 you’ll ever spend it will answer nearly all your questions.
    Secondly i would start by fattening a couple of weaners and see how you go, first of all it helps you decide if you really really want ot keep pigs and that the ups & downs of pig keeping life are for you, once you get going this way you’ll soon know, pig keeping & breeding is very addictive if you decide its for you. Once thing to remeber that gorgeous 8 week old gilt will grow into a 49 stone monster who will rule your life for the rest of eternity til death do you part!!!!!![:D]

    #6668 Reply
    sharon
    Participant

    Hi
    We are not to far from Ross on Wye. If you wanted to come and look round you would be welcome. This a good time to see what you would be getting into!
    The price of Sows vary depending on whether they have had alitter or not but you would be looking at anything from £200 upwards. Weaners again vary in price depending on age but most breeders would want £35 to £50 from 8 weeks on. That would be for fattening.
    If you don’t want your land ploughing up you would need to have rings in the pigs.

    #6670 Reply
    Anonymous

    [Thanks for that advice, do you actually sell them? IF not where would be the nearest place in Mid Wales?]Originally posted by sharon

    Hi
    We are not to far from Ross on Wye. If you wanted to come and look round you would be welcome. This a good time to see what you would be getting into!
    The price of Sows vary depending on whether they have had alitter or not but you would be looking at anything from £200 upwards. Weaners again vary in price depending on age but most breeders would want £35 to £50 from 8 weeks on. That would be for fattening.
    If you don’t want your land ploughing up you would need to have rings in the pigs.
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    #6671 Reply
    sharon
    Participant

    Hi
    I have 11 that will be ready to wean at the end of the month. I do not have an in pig sow though.

    #6672 Reply
    Anonymous

    Hi Sharon

    Sorry to sound a bit thick but can i ask a few questions? How old will they be? Would you be able to supply pictures to info@outdoorfootwear.co.uk? What price wpuld they be? What are the sexes?

    Thanks

    #6673 Reply
    sharon
    Participant

    Hi Rhys
    They will be 10 weeks old at the end of November, we are asking £45 each there are boars and gilts inn the litter. I can’t do pictures as I don’t have a camera. I do know someone who has some in pig gilts not far from me as well if you are interested.

    #6674 Reply
    Anonymous

    Sharon,

    Hi are they for fattening or breeding I’m confused!!

    Emma

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    Originally posted by sharon

    Hi
    I have 11 that will be ready to wean at the end of the month. I do not have an in pig sow though.


    #6676 Reply
    Anonymous

    Hi Sharon

    Yes i am interested. Will these weaners have been registered?

    #6677 Reply
    Anonymous

    And wormed etc..

    #6680 Reply
    sharon
    Participant

    Hi Rhys
    The price I am quoting is for fattening, if you are planning to use them for breeding then they will be £75 then they will be registered and good enough to breed from. The in pig gilt isaid about the man would like £250 for.
    The weaners are all wormed and vaccinated for eri and e coli.

    #6682 Reply
    Anonymous

    Hi Sharon

    Sorry to sound dull again, what is the difference in price for fattening and breeding?

    Thanks

    Rhys

    #6683 Reply
    Anonymous

    Has the gentleman got a picture of the in pig gilt?

    #6684 Reply
    sharon
    Participant

    Hi Rhys
    The price difference is because if you want a gilt for breeding she will be better quality than a fattening gilt. She will also come registered which means she has papers without which you cannot breed and sell on PEDIGREE pigs. You would only be able to sell pigs for fat or without papers.
    You will probably get cheaper i expect but I will only sell good quality pigs if they are for breeding.
    Again I don’t think the gentleman in question has a computer sorry.

    #6688 Reply
    Anonymous

    Hi Rhys, I have a smallholding in mid Wales also and kept pigs. It might be worth you popping down to the annual winter fair in Builth Wells. I’m sure there are pig breeders there, however If I remember most of them are of the Welsh breed. Best of luck with starting your concept though.

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    Originally posted by rhys1471

    Hi all

    I have recently obtained some land (5 acres) in which i want to breed pedigree Gloucester Old Spots. I am looking for a supplier in Mid Wales who would sell me a sow and possibly some weaners to get the who concept started. As most who read this are probably living in England, if you could answer some of these questions i would be very grateful:

    How much will it roughly cost to buy weaners and a sow?
    Have you any tips on the best way to get started?
    What is the pig to land ratio?


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