Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mr Red

Remember that cute little red-brown piglet from our February litter? The litter with such a traumatic birth experience?

Well, four months later, he's still a cutie, but a LOT bigger! We're raising him up to fill our freezer. In a couple more months he'll be ready and at that time he should weigh about 200 pounds.

As you can see from the bedding in these photos, Red has been eating lots of coconut and sugarcane. The parts that don't get eaten (the husks and bagasse) become part of the bedding, full of IMO4, and they will break down eventually. If the coconut husks build up too much, we'll remove them. They are perfect to use as the substrate in another pen, or for mulch around the banana or 'ulu trees.