Centennial Farm is open
Hours are 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends (closed on holidays & all grounds events). Reservations are not required. Masks are required for unvaccinated guests.
You’re watching the Centennial Farm pigs LIVE on our official Pig Cam! Now you can finally find out what these adorable animals do all day long.
Pig Cam FAQ
Why is the pig cam off or not working?
There are several reasons the pig cam might be turned off. The pen might be empty, or farm workers may be in the process of moving animals from one pen to another. Other reasons include veterinarian inspections in progress, technology issues or construction projects.
Where do the pigs get water?
At Centennial Farm our pigs drink out of water spigots. There is one located in the top right corner of the screen. It may be hard to see through your computer screen, but you may notice what looks like a wet area in that corner of the pen. We use a spigot instead of a water bowl because pigs will often use their bowl as a toy, pouring the water out, or they may lay in it, causing their pen to get messy and water to get dirty. The spigot is the next best option!
Where is the food?
The pigs at Centennial Farm are fed a diet of pellets that is specially mixed, depending on the age of the animal, for optimal growth. The adult sows are fed twice a day, whereas the piglets have access to food all day; it is located behind a barrier so the sow doesn’t eat it. The piglets’ feeding station is located out of view of the pig cam.
What is a sow?
A sow is a female pig that has given birth. A gilt is a young female pig that has not given birth. Piglets are young pigs.
How much do pigs weigh?
Piglets weigh 1 to 3 pounds at birth and grow very fast. By 6 months they weigh around 250 pounds and are market ready. The sow can weigh between 350 to 450 pounds full grown.
At what age are piglets weaned?
Weaning is the process of separating the young from their mother when they no longer need nourishment from the mother’s milk. At Centennial Farm we wean our piglets around 5 to 7 weeks of age.
Where do the sows go after weaning?
After the piglets are weaned the sow moves to the Century Barn for rest and recovery. The piglets are then sold to other farms.