We started a small breeding program as a Mother/daughter business with J & J signifying our names Jenny and Justine. We have one sow and one boar. We want to be able to spend a lot of time with the piglets so that they are socialized well before they go to their new homes.
Julianas are one of the smallest breeds of pigs weighing between 60-80 pounds and being 15-17 inches in height. They are thought to originate from Europe through selective breeding . They usually should not have have a pronounced belly or swayback. They have been bred to interact well with people and pets. Julianas can be many different colors including silver, white, red, rust, or cream, but must exhibit spots to prove that they are pure bred. They should be lean, longer than tall, and athletic in appearance.
Julianas can be indoor or outdoor pets. They can be litter box trained. Julianas grow slowly for up to two years so that is why they are good indoor pets. Pigs are very intelligent animals. You can even teach your pig to perform tricks.
Some recommended feeds are Conway feed, Purina Pig and Sow, or Mazuri Mini Pig (active adult). Local grass hay, vitamins, selenium, and/or vitamin E. You should be able to find these at your local feed store. 10-25% of their diet is concentrated of vegetables including Cucumbers, Celery, Peppers, Carrots, Potatoes (try to limit starchy veggies), Broccoli, Cabbage , Frozen peas, Eggplant, Squash, and Green bean. They do not need veggies daily just a few times a week. Fruits can be given to the mini pigs as treats and for training. Some good fruits are peaches, apples, pears, plums, grapes-cut in half, and raisins. You can feed supplement called Horse Guard (one tablespoon a week.) You can give a children's chewable vitamin 3 times a week (optional). For dry skin you can also try one fish oil gel cap daily or a tablespoon of coconut oil/olive oil 3 times a week on feed.
You can put in a kiddie pool for them to keep cool in the summer. In the winter you can put out a heat lamp or put out blankets and beds. They must be bathed at least once a month; in the summer a kiddie pool will work and in the winter the bathtub is recommended, you can use dog or baby shampoo diluted in spray bottle to making it easier to apply. They need a fenced area of 10 x 10 area for rooting.
A Juliana pig should see a vet once a year for a general exam. Regular deworming every 4-5 months with liquid Ivermectin wormer for pigs and cows. Annual vaccine Rhinishield Tx4 is highly recommended. A dose. Follow directions for dosage or contact your vet. Hooves can be trimmed with a pair of shears from a farm store if needed or contact a local farrier.
- Litter Box
- Pine pellets
- Food and water bowl
- Bed or blankets (dog bed would work)
- Vegetables and feed
- Pen (if needed)
- A 10 X 10 foot area for rooting