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By: Slieve Bloom Pig  05/12/2011
Keywords: animals, Pork

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Posted on December 13th, 2010

Serves: 4 / Preparation time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes PORK 4 boneless center-cut pork loin chops, about 5 ounces each, trimmed of excess fat 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon Morton’s Nature’s Seasons Seasoning Blend 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons sliced chives [..]

Posted on October 27th, 2010

It is important to maintain the health of your pig. The first 2 or 3 weeks are critical, so you should check your pigs several times each day during this period. Strong appetites, body temperatures of 102.5° F, sleek haircoats, and tightly curled tails are all signs of a healthy pig. Healthy pigs are active [..]

Posted on October 27th, 2010

Pigs are non-ruminant animals. They have a single stomach in contrast to such animals as cattle and goats. To grow rapidly and efficiently, swine need a high energy, concentrated grain diet that is low in fiber (cellulose) and is supplemented with adequate protein. Farm grains are the most common and best source of energy feeds [..]

Posted on October 26th, 2010

Shade and temperature control are both extremely important when caring for a pig. Pigs do not sweat like humans do so they are very limited on ways to cool down. Heat can be dangerous to a pig causing, sunburn, heat stress, and possibly even death. Pigs exposed to high temperatures suffer heat stress. When the [..]

Posted on October 26th, 2010

Pigs are animals that are both smart and strong. Any area of weakness in the structure of your pen they will find it. When building the outside structure make sure to use a sturdy material that also allows airflow. Most often hog panels are used. Hog panels are galvanized steel panels made of this gauged [..]

Posted on October 26th, 2010

Bedding is an essential aspect of housing pigs. This is true whether we are discussing a farming or pet situation. Well managed bedding increases pig comfort and production.The condition of bedding can change positively the temperature felt by pigs. Certain areas can compost, which will create heat, which is a helpful feature during the winter-time. [..]

Posted on October 26th, 2010

Pigs are very social creatures and they like to play just like any kid would. Pigs tend to get bored just like we do, and just like humans when a pig gets bored they can get both mischievous and sometimes depressed. Give your pigs toys! A pig will chase around an old soccer ball or [..]

Posted on October 11th, 2010

It’s that time of year again with the changing temperatures so its good to keep a special eye on the pigs that live outdoors with the cold and damp weather. This time of year the temps can go crazy as we have seen here in Ireland the last few winters. Outside pigs can take the [..]

Posted on September 19th, 2010

In the UK, most pork, milk and dairy products are produced from animals that have been fed on genetically modified (GM) crops. These products are not labelled. Such is the conclusion of a study by the Soil Association, an organic lobby group and the certification organisation for organic food and farming. GM-fed pigs New scientific [..]

Posted on September 19th, 2010

    Lincolnshire ‘sausage ‘tax’ is introduced The sausages should contain at least 70% pork and be made in Lincolnshire A voluntary “sausage tax” has been introduced to help fund a campaign to secure protected status for Lincolnshire’s famous bangers. Participating butchers in the county are asking customers to pay an extra five pence when [..]

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Pork contains many of the nutrients recommended by many Health Organisations to build and maintain a healthy body, including six essential vitamins, four important minerals, protein and energy. When it comes to good health and good eating, pork gets top marks.