Monday, August 26, 2013
Honiton Community College hopes to welcome a new litter of piglets in the coming year.
Honiton Community College hopes to welcome a new litter of piglets in the coming year following a successful pilot project.
The college hopes to develop the project and give students a chance to learn more about pig handling.
It is hoped the new litter of piglets can be shown at the Devon County Show in May by the students.
As part of the recent trial, students and staff helped take care of Princess and her litter of 10 piglets, who were born at the college back in May and housed in the woodland area at the school.
Gary Wills, the director of finance at Honiton Community College, said: “The trial was very successful. We plan to develop it into a course next year.
“The plan is to train the students in pig handling and train the pigs to be shown at the Devon County Show.”
The piglets, now nearly four months old, were moved to a new home this summer and were reunited with their mother, Princess. Mr Wills says the family is all doing well and added: “The piglets have a lovely area to run around in with a mixture of green pastures and a wallow. They are eating well and growing nicely.”