I'm trying to get this livestock newspaper edited for upload and just, this ad, I just,
@Pixley ok but what's this *supposed* to mean
@Pixley Thank you for showing us that. I had no idea this was a thing. But how could anyone not take that out of context?
Feral hog discourse
Someone pointed out that if you add up all the numbers in his post it made 88, and therefore this dipshit who thinks he needs an assault rifle, and that he needs to yell about it in the wake of multiple mass shootings, is also a Nazi
I worked for Defra (British Environment Ministry) for 3 years, and shortly afterwards moved from SE England to Suffolk and work in a rural area with pig farms very few km.
I have never heard of anyone in England oiling a pig; but clearly there must be some benefit in doing so for elaborate machines to be built in USA to achieve this.
Any farmers or vets in the house?
@vfrmedia How else do you get the grease into bacon?
@vfrmedia It was to stop hog lice from spreading hog cholera. Now, they get vaccines and pests are wiped out, so it's not really a problem anymore.
The idea was the smoother the lice. These didn't really work, from what I'm reading, because people just used old oil from whatever they had.
And people collect the machines themselves now.
@KARiley40 over here we have extensive use of vaccines and herd monitoring (across the whole of UK and continental Europe)
I since found that pig oil is still a thing and available, but it is more commonly used for pet pigs and horses rather than on large farms.
Smearing pigs (or any other creature) with old engine oil or any other unsuitable material is *extremely* strongly discouraged, and outright illegal in many European countries.
@vfrmedia Ahh, most interesting!
And yes, I am sure that people using any old oil is exactly why it became illegal!
I assume, however, the pigs must enjoy it or people wouldn't continue to offer it.
@KARiley40 it seems more popular for use on horses legs nowadays; and many litres are exported from England to Germany for this purpose.
Its not cheap, and the container comes with a warning not to drink it 😆
@vfrmedia This, is utterly fascinating to me. Thank you!
@Pixley well shucks
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