|It's not meant to hurt 'too much'. |
The sharp end of the tag is pushed
through the ear with special pliers.
|Contained in the cattle race.|
|All legal now - yellow tags on the right ear.|
|The messy end, reasonably clean after|
having been 'dagged'.
|The young Buff-Orps out and about. They will hit 21 weeks|
('point of lay' for many chickens) on about Christmas Day!
|Mapp and Lucia at nearly 6 months.|
|Bust 1.07 m. Nice one, Lucia!|
Meanwhile, the pigs are fast approaching their 6 month birthday (10th Sept) and are looking a lot like they, too, are "fit". I measured them today and they have now both aligned their weights - they are both 1.22 m from between the ears to the base of the tail, and they have bust 1.07 m, so by the 'bust squared' method of estimating weights, we have reached 90.8 kg live weight. They also, to our rather novice eyes, look big enough; we just try to imagine what that shoulder joint would look like separated from the glossy, ginger-haired lively young porker who currently owns it. I will soon need to be a-visiting that butcher-man.