Pigs love two things in life, eating and sleeping it is a huge part of a pig's life and mostly all they do.
Pigs are omnivores, which means that they eat plants and animals. They usually eat corn or soybean meal, or dried whey.


The Village Butchers : Pork

Some swine nutritionists (a person that studies pig diets) have discovered that they can replace chocolate with dried whey. Chocolate has a lot of sugar and protein, which is essential in a pig’s diet. Sugar gives them energy and protein makes them have stronger muscles. A very important mineral is calcium, which builds strong bones. Good sources of calcium are limestone and dicalcium phosphate.
Our Farmers make sure they give our pigs the essential nutrients and minerals they need to develop naturally, this ensures the highest levels of quality meat for us.
Living in natural conditions our farmers pigs are left to mature and stay with their mothers for as long as needed and allowed to grow and develop naturally.

The diets provided for them consists of cereal, fruit and vegetables. The meat they produce is much more succulent and tasty compared with factory bred pigs.
Pigs also do a lot of sleeping. They have very interesting sleeping habits. They usually sleep about 9-11 hours a day, about 7 at night and 2-4 during the day. Their sleeping habits change with the seasons, or if it is light or dark.
They usually lay on their side with their back leaning on something.
Pigs eating and sleeping habits are certainly very interesting!

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The Tamworth is the pig with personality!
More charismatic and inquisitive than other breeds, it’s undeniably attractive, too!
It’s an excellent dual-purpose pig, suitable for pork or bacon. The meat came top in a taste test carried out by Bristol University which used both commercial and rare breed pigs in a scientifically-controlled experiment
Hardy and resilient, thanks to its thick, coarse coat, it’s ideally-suited to living outdoors all year round

Gloucestershire Old Spot

They are ideally suited to an outdoor system. Provided they have a warm and comfortable hut they will thrive outside all the year around. Then it is better on land that is reasonably dry land so that it does not become a quagmire. The pigs wouldn’t mind the quagmire but it becomes very hard to tend to them.