It’s been very sunny lately, here in Scotland, in June. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does we like to make the most of it, and so do the pigs.
Pigs can be susceptible to heatstroke and sunburn – some breeds with very fair skinned and sparse hair are particularly at risk.
When the sun comes out we need to be mindful of the pigs and take a few precautions. One of their favourites is the shower – they love getting under the water spray and then wallowing in the resulting mud. The water keeps them cool while the mud provides a protective layer – like sun cream!
So today we rigged up a shower for the pigs, and as you can see it was well received!