Last Chance Corral

For various reasons (mostly unknowns) we have had over a year without piglets. Artificial insemination and Bert’s Best Efforts all led to nothing.

Now it is last chance for Bert and his harem of two down in the mating corral,

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It takes forethought to move pigs around.

Is Bert past it? Has Lottie left it to late? Will Dinah have the chance to be a perfect mother again? This week the seeds will be sown but results will not be known until well into next year.

Today is Lottie’s turn – she enters the corral

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Bert joins her and starts off by eating her food while she sticks her head in the nettles

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worrying if she has paid sufficient attention to her tail grooming

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She stands well for Bert

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which shows she is ready and also calm for her first real boar following the failed AI

It was hard to judge how successful Bert was

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but he did his best

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Afterwards Lottie’s back legs were a bit wobbly for ten minutes or so

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Bert had a lie down

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