The best way to keep the pigs at the farm is to have a dedicated mobile phone and a steady stream of updates on Twitter, according to the Bishop’s pumpkin farm.
“We don’t have to go to the farmer’s office, we can just check the feed on the smartphone and have updates on the feed,” says the pig farmer.
“There’s no need to go back to the office, you can always send a text message.”
The pig farmer also said that mobile phones were a great way to communicate with people on the farm.
“We have about 20 to 30 people on a farm who are using our phones at any given time,” he says.
“And it’s a great service, because we have to keep them informed on what’s going on with the farm.”
The mobile phone is the main way to check in on the pigs, as well as the feed.
“People don’t realise how many pigs are there and how much we’re getting into,” the pig farm manager says.
There are also pigs that have been put to pasture in a separate enclosure, where they are free to roam free.
The pigs have been on the family farm since they were born, and the family is hoping that they can keep their farm running for the rest of their lives.