Saturday, May 7, 2016
Well, Krody it's finally here. The very last blog of the year. Now I hope that my blogs have done two things for you. I hope they have both informed you more about my lifestyle and made you crack a smile or two. This whole blog thing really sucked. It was very hard for me to get used to doing this every week. In fact I even had to set an alarm on my phone just so I would do it. To be completely honest if it wasn't for that reminder on my phone I wouldn't be typing this right now. Ok I'm getting close to 10 sentences, long story short I hated doing thus crap. Blogs suck, however I've probably learned a thing or two. PEACE KRODY!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Everyone is familiar with the idea of falling right off the edge of the earth. Including pigs, When training pigs how to walk or be shown the pigs are often time scared. They are scared of everything from a small bucket in there path to where the gravel turns to grass. Now why would a pig be sacred of such a harmless things. The answer is simple, its all new to them. Think about it, if I am taking a pig out in to the yard for the very first time they are probably going to see things they have never seen before. This is because they have been in a pen all there life. Often times after the pigs get used to the outdoors and do not act like the grass is then edge of the earth they will take off running as soon as I open the pen. This is because they start to feel comfortable with there soundings. Unlike before when they were being introduced to things for the very first time. It is just like teaching little kids things, they are scared at first and do not want to go out of there comfort zone. however, once they get out of there comfort zone they usually enjoy it just like a pig enjoys being walked.
Friday, April 22, 2016
In the pork industry today confinement housing is very hot topic. Animal rights activists believe that it is inhuman to house swine in confinement. Well I am here to prove them wrong. From an animal welfare point of view the confinement housing is great. Lets looks at what makes confinement housing so great. In confinement pigs are put into a pen with a slatted floor for the waste to be collected. They are provided with all the feed they want, a climate controlled barn, and a clean reliable water source. The only real issue with confinement is that some farmers over crowd pens. over crowding pens is an issue because it leads to injury. Other than that confinement housing great for the swine. Animal rights activist are just hypocrites.
Friday, April 15, 2016
The influence of livestock on children is extremely beneficial. Growing up on a hog farm I have learned so many life lessens. The main thing I've learned was responsibility. On the farm i have had the responsibility of taking care of my own showpigs since a young age. I feed, and walk pigs in the morning and evening, wash or rinse pigs, and clean pens daily. My parents even left me with the responsibility of the whole entire farm for a week while they were in Hawaii. The farm has also taught me valuable lessons with work ethics. When you go to do a job on the farm you do it to your best ability or you are going to have to do it again. I have to work long hours and I know that there is no getting out of it, eventually you just get uses to it. With livestock not doing something is not an option. If you do not take care of the livestock the livestock die.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
So it's beginning to be an issue writing a blog about something different every week. I'm just going to tell you more stories. So once apon a time (about a month or two) on a hog farm near by there was a handsome, young, muscular boy working extremely hard to make his show hogs known. It was time to process litters on the farm and the handsome, young, muscular boy asked his beautiful, young girlfriend. The beautiful, young girlfriend agreed to help the handsome, young, muscular boy after a little convincing. the two of them get to the farrowing house and begin getting things ready to process the litters. The beautiful, young girlfriend begins asking question and the handsome, young, muscular boy answers her truthfully because he is a honest young boy. She asks all about pigs and questions everything they are doing while the boy happily answers her, and explains everything. As the two were processing the litters the girl which was holding the pigs began getting blood, poop, pee, and wound spray all over her. The pigs even left bruises all over her. All in all I believe the beautiful, young girlfriend had fun even tho she looked like she had be brutally murdering people for the last hour and a half. The End, they lived happily ever after. Well up to this point at least.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Confinement housing is one of the most controversial topics in the swine industry. Even though putting pigs in a building with concert slatted floors sounds bad. However, these houses are not as bad as they sound. These Confinement houses are actually the best fitted environment for a market pig. Confinement housing allows pigs to have all the feed and clean water needed and they do not have to very far at all. These houses also give a nice climate controlled barn to sleep in. These barns are the perfect place for fat hogs to grow and be healthy. Health is probably the biggest reason we raise hogs in confinement. In the barn made up of many pens it is a lot easier to manage the health of the pigs. Imagine trying to monitor the health of over 5,000 head of market hogs on a 300 acer farm compared to a large barn filled with pens. It would be impossible to do that without confinement housing.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Artificial insemination or AI is a artificial form of breeding stock. The reason we AI instead of naturally breeding pigs is because sometimes keeping a boar around is a challenge. Boars are mean animals that and very big and hard to keep contained in a pen. Another reason is with AI you can add in different genetics without spending money on a new pig you can just buy seamen. The way the AI process works is like such. When a gilt or sow is in standing heat you would apply back presser to stimulate the breeding process. once you do that you insert the AI straw at a upward motion then flatten it out. you push it in till it reaches the cervix. You then take the cap off of seamen bottle and put it in the seamen straw. Once to put it in the straw just squeeze all the seamen in and take it out genitally. then light two cigarettes and give one to the pig, then smoke the other.