Making wallows for pigs to lounge around in is as much a part of my summer as the sound of Wimbledon on the telly and the wonderful smell of a barbecue wafting round our village on a warm evening.
There is something strangely reassuring in watching a sow go through her instinctive routine of covering herself in mud and sitting in a pool of water to cool off.
And so it came as no surprise when a few weeks ago at the start of summer Autoclick the Waitrose press department got in touch asking me for a wallowing-related farmer quote and whether it would be possible for a photographer to come up to Norfolk and snap some happy sows pool-side.
About the authorRob McGregorLivestock Farmer Focus writer
LSB Pigs runs 1550 sows in two outdoor herds to produce weaners under a contract agreement. Rob manages the operation which fits into a barley and sugar beet rotation on rented land near Fakenham Norfolk.Read more articles by Rob McGregor Salvador Llinàs Oñate