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Butser Ancient Farm - Exciting News
- Author: Butser Ancient Farm
- Published: 9th January 2017
Butser Ancient Farm
There was an exciting festive delivery at Butser Ancient Farm over the Christmas break, as three sows gave birth to seventeen piglets! The sows arrived at Butser last summer and are a mixture of two breeds: two are Saddlebacks and came from Manor Farm in Bursledon, and one Oxford Sandy & Black was sent over from Bedales School in Petersfield. The piglets are a mixture of the two breeds and consequently some have spots while others have stripes.
They are currently sleeping inside their shelter (known as ‘Pig Palace’) under a heat lamp, but over the next few weeks they will start coming out into the open, playing in the mud, and meeting schoolchildren and members of the public.
Towards the end of February, most of the piglets will be available to buy as wieners – if anyone would like to purchase one, please get in touch for more details. The farm and visitor centre are now open to visitors every weekday from 10am-4pm.
You can also see a video of them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKDapeuLxmY
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