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Old 01-13-2017, 12:38 AM
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Default Loading pigs onto a horse trailer?

Anything special I need to know before going to pick up these animals tomorrow?

The trailer has a ramp, they will travel in an box stall provided they load.

Any advice? Or should I bail and go out on the boat instead?
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No problem at all. Just be ready for the smell to jump all over you.
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How big are the pigs? We used to use a Shute (ramp with plywood sides) to run them up there. Also a plywood behind them so they don't turn back around. If they are smaller pigs just pick them up by hind legs and throw them in.
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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
How big are the pigs? We used to use a Shute (ramp with plywood sides) to run them up there. Also a plywood behind them so they don't turn back around. If they are smaller pigs just pick them up by hind legs and throw them in.
This^^^^^^^^^^^ make sure that the ramp has sides or.......
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use tin roofing to push them along, if they see an opening when crowded they will go through.

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You're transporting Rosie O'Donnell and the cast of The View?? Be sure to feed them first, they're ornery when they're hungry.
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Definitely a chute with sides. As a previous poster said, they will hit a hole and go.
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If the trailer has a metal floor put some straw down so they better footing. They can slip very easily on a metal floor and break hips/legs. If it has a wood floor it doesn't matter as much but will definitely help.
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The floor is rubber mat so footing ought to be fine. I was able to locate an experienced pig handler who is going to assist me. She did advise me that they bite also!

Thanks for the input everybody!!!
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Originally Posted by striper97 View Post
She did advise me that they bite also!

Thanks for the input everybody!!!
depending on their size, their bite can be rather bad too, trust me, been there
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Video just in case.
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If the trailer has a ramp, the suggestions above should work. If no ramp, you will be in for a long day. They will stop and put their head down trying to get under the trailer regardless of how small the opening looks.

As long as they see daylight, they will try to get out that way.
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x100 on the video
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Pics of the pig handler??
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:39 AM
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I'm assuming these are domesticated?

Only reason I mention that is that it is illegal most everywhere I know of to transport wild pigs alive.
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Originally Posted by martyf View Post
depending on their size, their bite can be rather bad too, trust me, been there
Holy Crap! I worked on a farm with hogs when I was a kid and those momma sows would bite your arm off if you went near them when they had litters on the ground. They would roar like a friggin lion.
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You want to lure them on to the trailer with food. It is much easier than fighting with them. MUCH EASIER! Cold pizza works. Just give them a taste of it and string in up the ramp into the trailer. Make sure you have the front side door ready for you to exit!
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These 2 pigs are family pets, 100 pounds each.
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Originally Posted by striper97 View Post
These 2 pigs are family pets, 100 pounds each.
Why didn't you say that,

Rub their bellys and they will follow you into the trailer.
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Shoot them and load them in a long bed pickup truck.
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