Meet our free range Wessex Saddleback pigs!
Our pigs are run free range on our five acre block in the Tamar Valley, amongst the swamp gums on our bush block.
The trees give them shade, very important for pigs, who can suffer from sunburn and heat stroke just as we can. There is also an ark or a shed in each pen for shelter overnight or through the warm summer days.
In the summer we create wallows for them. There's nothing a pig likes more than a wallow. Queen of wallowing is our biggest sow, Bella (right).
We have three breeding sows, Bella, Rosie and Ruby, and our own very gentlemanly boar, Co-Pilot Bob.
When one of the sows is about to farrow (have piglets) we bring them into a special birthing shed. This is near the house so we can keep an eye on them, and is rigged up with electricity for a heat lamp to keep the newborns warm in winter.
You can meet a couple of our pigs in person, as it were, by joining us at neighbouring Killiecrankie Farm's Open Days twice a year. Join our e-mailing list to receive details.