Born July 28th 2015 in Windsor, California
Zsa Zsa was the first gilt that arrived at our farm; she was already pregnant and had her first litter January 7th 2017. After 4 amazing years of providing us with piglets, Zsa Zsa went into retirement from the breeding program. She is now living on the farm as our right hand mothering sow, looking after the weaned piglets (2 months old), much to her annoyance!
Favourite Food: Fruit Salad
Likes: Armpit rubs and long walks
Dislikes: Broccoli, the vet saying she needs to go on a diet!
Born July 17th 2015 in Windsor, California
Hampton was the first boar to arrive on the farm on November 18th 2016 at the age of 16 months. He is still very active in our breeding program; can you blame us? Look at how handsome he is with that wooly coat! He is an extremely picky eater; he will eat corn but not on the cob! He is friends with all the animals on the farm and is often visited by the cats, chickens and dogs – some of which even share his bed!
Favourite Food: Watermelon
Likes: Mud baths and scratches behind the ears
Dislikes: Broccoli, Cauliflower, being woken up from his naps and having his girls taken away!
Born January 6th 2017 on Eh Farms
Rosco was the first born Red Mangalitsa boar to be born in Canada! Although he looks like a big bruiser he is a gentle giant; not the prettiest to look at but his piglets sure are! Which is why he is one of our main boars in the breeding program! He knows his name and will come when called, usually because he thinks he’s getting food.
Favourite Food: Pineapple
Likes: Mud baths and back scratches
Dislikes: Being teased with girls next door!
Born January 20th 2017 at Country Accent, CA
G2 is like a big teddy bear, he’s gentle, kind and loves attention. He’s our Austrian Manga Boar and is very socially awkward. He doesn’t get along with the other boars so he spends his time in solitude, which he just loves! The girls come to him, he doesn’t even have to move. Peace and quiet from the other pigs, door-to-door delivery service of girls – what a life! The only problem is when the snow melts: his pen gets a bit flooded!
Favourite Food: Cinnamon buns and dandelions
Likes: Being on his own, eye rubs
Dislikes: Spring floods
Born July 6th 2018 on Eh Farms
Zeena is our very own princess warrior. She is very affectionate and friendly… until she has piglets – for 2 weeks after you cannot go near her as she is very protective. She likes to antagonise the other pigs. She’s a little mischief maker but we can’t help but love her!
Favourite Food: Boiled eggs
Likes: Having a nice long walk on her own, being a mom
Dislikes: Piglets in distress, woken up from one of her many naps
Born May 10th 2019 on Eh Farms
Elsa is the youngest sow in the breeding program but likes to show the other sows how it’s done! She has a mind of her own and is a lot more independent than any of the other sows. While she doesn’t necessarily seek affection, she’s not going to say no to it! Here on the farm, we are still trying to work each other out!
Favourite Food: Pumpkins and Strawberries
Those who came before...
Born January 20th 2017 at Country Accent, CA
Sister of G2, Newbee had been a big part of the breeding program for many years. Newbee loved to run and could often be seen doing just that, no matter the weather. She was very affectionate and had the biggest nose on the farm! She was very protective of her piglets and she was the Sow with the record for number of piglets in one litter – 13!
Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Newbee in July 2021. With the birth of her last litter of piglets, Newbee, unfortunately, passed away due to complications. Not a day goes by that we don’t remember her, she was a very special Sow and one of the friendliest we’ve ever had. She will be sorely missed.
Favourite Food: Marshmallows and all fruit!
Likes: Being a mom and cheek rubs
Born November 28th, 2018 on Eh Farms
Petra was one of the wonders of the farm. She was very friendly and liked to stay clear of confrontation as much as she could. She was a lover not a fighter, and she loved affection and attention and she had some of the fluffiest, darkest ears on the farm so attention wasn’t hard to come by!
Petra sadly passed away suddenly. It was a huge shock to everyone here at Eh Farms, but Petra is still in our hearts and memories.
Favourite Food: Pretty much anything!
Likes: Full body massages
Dislikes: When you stop with the full body massages!
Born July 28th 2018 on Eh Farms
Fey was the quietest sow in the breeding program and loved to be on her own. She was very shy and wasn’t part of the ‘gang’ – she liked to keep to herself. She was G2s soul mate, and they would both often be found cuddling in the “Love shack” (AKA their bed)
Sadly, Fey got older. Her eyes and ears didn’t work as well as they used to and her body couldn’t cope with having any more piglets so we made the decision to retire Fey.
Favourite Food: Regular old feed ration
Likes: G2 and solitude
Born May 24th 2018 on Eh Farms
Nola was one of the lightest coloured Red Mangalitsas we had here on the farm. She was the daughter of Newbee and was one of the most vocal on the farm! She loved a gossip with the other pigs! One of the biggest sows in the breeding program which makes for some very big piglets! She loved to dig and when she’d farrow, we were never sure if she would be in her bed, or if she’d dug to China!
We made the decision to retire Nola after her last litter of piglets; she wasn’t as comfortable as she always had been and we felt it was time for her to move on.
Favourite Food: Red apples… NOT green
Likes: Relaxing in a mud hole
Dislikes: Anyone getting close to her piglets