It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been in a barn.  I don’t miss the stink, but I have missed taking pictures of pigs.

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The barn we were in this morning has a large pen auto sort system. In this system, the pigs all live together in one big pen, and they have to walk through the sorter with a scale to determine which feed they should have.  Heavy pigs get a lighter ration, medium pigs get the normal feed, and the light pigs get a little extra.  Pigs are highly motivated by food, so teaching them to move through the sorter is no big deal.

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This is a brand new barn, and one of the rooms didn’t even have pigs in it yet.  I will say, it’s wayyy easier to take photos of the equipment without pigs trying to nibble on my ankles.

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See? Brand new, all shiny and red, with a nice packed gravel driveway.  You may recognize this barn – it’s the same one pictured in my post about the open house.

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Hey, buddy.  These pigs are getting big, and are beyond the super cute stage.  They’re well on their way to becoming super yummy pork.

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They all like to crowd in to say hi.

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Oh, that’s me.  Hi!