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Everything you want to know about Pigs!

Everything you want to know about Pigs!

05 September 2013 10:00 - 05 September 2013 14:00

Whitmuir Farm, Lamancha, West Linton EH46 7BB

Come along and learn everything you could want to know about pigs! Join us and our pigs to find out what pigs actually do all day. Discover some fascinating facts about pigs - their behaviours, communication and the traditional role pigs have played on farms and in communities. We will "go the whole hog" and also discuss breeds, health and welfare of the pig.

The course is lead by Anna Bassett, a livestock advisor with a background in pig farming and a deep enthusiasm for all things porcine. As well as getting up close and personal with all things pig, there will be plenty of time for questions and a discussion. This course will be of interest to those who just want to know more about these amazing animals as well as those who aspire to be pig keepers.

Click here for more information. Lunch will be provided, course fee is £30 per person.

Fun facts: The end of a pig's snout is as sensitive as the palms of our hands. Despite the saying "sweating like a pig", pigs cant actually sweat. Pigs are very social animals and use their grunts to communicate with each other. An adult pig has 44 teeth.

Contact Heather or Pam tel 01968 661 908 email eat@whitmuirtheorganicplace.co.uk



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