Boar Stud Hire

Boar Stud Hire

Our Boar “Moondown Alistair” is available for hire, to arrange please email enquiries@slatehousefarm.co.uk or call +44 (0) 7590 381188.

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Conditions of Hire

  1. Sows/Gilts MUST visit the Boar here on our farm
  2. Sows/Gilts MUST be wormed a 2-4 weeks before visiting the boar
  3. Minimum stay is 3 week (animal movement restriction), recommended is 4 weeks, maximum stay is 6 weeks.
  4. No more than 3 sows/gilts from one owner at any one time.
  5. Cost of stud/cover fee is £65/pig
  6. Board is charged at £15/pig/week (includes all feed, water, bedding etc).
  7. Pigs and transport must arrive clean with necessary biosecurity measures taken.
  8. Pig owner is responsible for all veterinary costs that may arise whilst under our care. (Any medical treatment will be in conjunction with owners agreement)
  9. If you sow/gilt fails to produce on the first attempt, you will be entitled to a free stud, but will still be required to pay board fees (see point 6)
  10. Notification of failed pregnancy must be notified by 3 months gestation (3 weeks prior to due date) to qualify for the free stud.
  11. Whilst your pigs are here, the boar is for your sow(s)/Gilt(s) only – we will not share with other breeders at the same time.

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