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Pigs

10 things to know before you buy pigs for your farm or block

Whatever option you have in mind for the pigs on your farm, we’ve put together a few things you need to be aware of before you get started.

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Is it time to ring the pigs? | RD4 The First Time

The pigs have successfully rooted their entire ‘run’ by rooting the whole bloody thing. Now it is time to ring them.

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Terrorist Pigs | RD4 The First Time

RD4 For The First Time considers the age-old question: are pigs, with their rooting and escaping, actually terrorists?

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Raising pigs for meat

A guide to raising pigs for meat & homekill in New Zealand.

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Ringing Pigs in New Zealand

Rooting up the ground is a natural behaviour for many pigs, but is often unwanted. Ringing them the best way to stop this.

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Trimming Pig Hooves

Pigs need their hooves trimmed regularly. Learn how to trim them yourself.

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Something to Squeal About – New Zealand’s Unique Pigs

Relative geographic isolation combined with changing international demands has resulted in various introduced pig breeds now being unique to New Zealand. Discover why these breeds are coveted internationally as pets & for their unique benefits to human health research.

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Free range pig farming

What to consider before farming pigs free-range.

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Will the phasing out of sow stalls compromise sow welfare?

New Zealand's long-term plan is to phase out sow stall use completely by 2015, but could this jeopardise sow safety?

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