Dave Perozzi commented on my last post about valuable pasture swine genetics and asked me to show pictures of “good” vs. “bad” sows. You can read my reply here. I told Dave that is a great idea for a blog post, so I came up with this idea for a contest.
Out of the four sows pictured below, pick the sow who will have the most live piglets at one week after farrowing. I’m using one week as a stand-in for weaning because any death loss after the piglets start leaving their hut is minimal and difficult to measure. As a tiebreaker, guess the number of piglets the winning sow will have at one week.
Contest entry will close Thursday, April 28th at 7 am.
The winner of the contest will receive a $25 gift certificate at Kiva. Kiva is micro finance, an idea I love that helps connect lenders to borrowers, often in developing countries which may have limited access to capital.
A description of each sow is below each photo. The red sows will be having their fourth litter. The white sows will be having their second litter. I’ll talk more about each sow in my comments and in a future post.
#1: Slightly erect-eared red sow
#2: Drooping ear red sow
#3: Drooping ear blue-butt
#4: Drooping ear white sow