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Bearing Spring Pigs

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No stock on the farm is more inclined to romii the few weeks old pigs, who tind out thu smallest crevice in a feucu, and bieak out into the fields, front yards, and gurdens, in equads, bent on luischief, and piving infinite troulile, and ofttimes causing considerable damage. Many farmers deern it tbe best course to let them roam, thinking thereby aoni( - tlnug is gainud in the wayoffood, and perhaps hardiness. If we were breed;ng pigs for races, and wanted hard mugcle and tongh nevves, this j.raetice would be couiinendnble. But if slcek, plump, contented porkers are tho object, thou closer ooufinement is far better. Until a pig is nearly or quite three mouth old, he is better off if restricted to a oouifortable pen and yard. We say comfortable inclosure, because that condition is certainly quite essential to his liealth and thritt. It shouM be quite di y. sheltered, and not too confined. We venture to say that a litter of pigs thua confined will, when three months old, weigh one qnarter more than if let run in the mean time. And in both cases they shiUl eonsuine the same iood. Besides. they will have more quiet dispoaitiong. At this period, or when wanted we should let them info a clover lot, pup ilying other food in abundanoe ; and, i: oonrenient, let them glean the htubb'e nul orchard sfter harvcst. They shoulc o into the pen for final fattening, if that is to be Üipir fate, when they aro yet pigs Ameriean Rural Home.


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Michigan Argus