Meet Fern our first breeding sow, she is now 4 and a half years old and just a few days away from farrowing.
We have brought Fern into the barn today, to have her piglets in the warm and dry, not only because it is very wet out in her paddock, but also so I can keep my eye on her when the time comes, I like to be with the pigs when they give birth, just incase they have any problems, Berkshires are very good mothers and very rarely have problems giving birth. Fern normally has about 8 piglets in each litter, so we will keep our fingers crossed for a good litter this time.
Making her bed
I will let you all know as soon as the piglets arrive, hopefully not too long to wait