Pigs take a stroll in Shelburne

photo by Corie Pierce

The pigs at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne moved to their summer digs last week. Farmer Corie Pierce said moving the pigs gives her the opportunity to re-seed their main pasture, but that she doesn’t like trucking the animals, so they walk. Three sows and 25 of their babies were lured to their new home, a third of a mile away in the woods, with snacks. Pierce said the pigs are trained with a food call, and that she enticed the pigs with treats. The farm’s summer campers and students from the University of Vermont Farm Training Program helped out with the walk.

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