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Old 10/11/11, 09:15 AM
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How long does iot take to top out a Hog

I have an oportunity to get 50lb Bar Hogs and haven't done this in thirty years. How long does it take to go from 50 to 250 or so on a hog fed well?

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Old 10/11/11, 09:27 AM
 
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In a commercial operation I have customers finishing hogs from weaning to 280 lb in 23 weeks. If they use a nursery we can get that pig from 50 lb to 280 lb in 18 weeks.

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Old 10/11/11, 08:20 PM
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We figure about six months from birth in the warm months, a bit longer in the cold months. This is primarily on a pasture/hay+dairy diet.

For your range, four months more or less depending on breed, diet, etc. I would suggest worming the pig.

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800# of hog 14% rations and 25 weeks, plus scraps equals around 250# hog

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it usally takes me about 6 months!

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