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  1. Hanging pork- Skin on? Skin off?

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    Hi everyone! We have 10 pigs that we are raising and butchering with some family and friends. We want to get the most meat and fat out of the pigs and waste as little as possible. I know growing up when we hung our deer or other game, we would gut it, put a stick in the ribcage, and leave it to...
  2. Can Pigs skin pigment change color?

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    Hi Everyone, Longtime listener, first-time caller. Or whatever the internet forum equivalent is. Anyway, I have three hogs (~80 lbs) that I am finishing. I believe they are Yorkshire mixes, but each of them has a distinctive color pattern of pink, brown and black. Over the last couple of...
  3. What livestock should I start next?

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    I live on a little over 1.5 acres and a good chunk is heavily wooded still. I plan on clearing paths in this area during winter when everything dies and there is no risk of snakes. I have started raising meat rabbits a few months ago (I wanted them before corona became well known but couldn't...
  4. Keeping 2 Boars and 2 Sows Together?

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    Is it possible? The boars are brothers about 6/7 months old, raised together since birth, get along great so far. We are thinking of selling off their two sisters and getting two unrelated gilts and keeping them together. Thoughts? We are totally new to pigs, advice welcome!
  5. Potbelly pig eye problem

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    I have a three year old potbelly pig and her eyes have been healthy until now, does anyone know what this is? The area around her eye is swollen and there is a layer of white stuff over her eye
  6. New homestead pigs

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    We are new to homesteading and would like to have a pig or two. What is a good breed with good yield and easy to handle? Best for newbies?
  7. New pot bellied pig?

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    Hi. I have a 4 year old Male pig . He is castrated. he hasn't seen another pig since I've brought him home. He's lived with dogs in the past. Is it possible to introduce him to another pig? Would another castrated male be better or female? Any pig we bring home would definitely be a baby!!
  8. Just bought a Homestead in Duvall, WA

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    Just bought a homestead in Duvall, WA (literally just in time to get out of Bellevue where the majority of Washington Covid-19 cases are). We're on a 14 acre lot (10 of which is forested / Native Growth Retention Area). We're just getting our garden setup for a variety of crops (tomatoes...
  9. Young Hampshire Boars Central MO

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    IMG_0513 by Rb's Memaw posted Mar 7, 2020 at 11:34 AMIMG_0515 by Rb's Memaw posted Mar 7, 2020 at 11:34 AMIMG_0518 by Rb's Memaw posted Mar 7, 2020 at 11:34 AMIMG_0519 by Rb's Memaw posted Mar 7, 2020 at 11:34 AMIMG_0507 by Rb's Memaw posted Mar 7, 2020 at 11:34 AM These fine young boars were...
  10. Deposits for feeders

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    So some friends have expressed interest in purchasing feeder hogs from me next year. I would raise and feed out, take to butcher. They pay butcher fees. My question is if any of you guys take deposits, and how much you usually take. Also, how do you determine the final price of the hog...
  11. Best Meat Quality?

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    I just wanted to get some opinions from those who know. I am wanting just a couple feeders for my family and some close friends. I would like a darker/more red meat with good marbling. Also, the more bacon the better (that goes without saying I am sure). What breeds should I be on the look out...
  12. My daughter FFA pig

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    Hello, My daughter currently a senior at Turlock High School. This was her first year being in FFA and she purchased a Hampshire pig from "Small Town Genetics". Her pig's name is Coop and he is a male. When she purchased him, he was only 35 pounds and he's currently weighing in at about 255...
  13. Playing with ideas on keeping all of my livestock together.

    Pigs
    So I have 4 acres of green pasture with some trees fenced in. I plan on doing 3 hot wires to keep the goats and dogs from rubbing on the fence. I want to have my 16 chickens, 3 goats, 3 pigs (AGH so should be docile enough to not kill the chickens), and 2 live stock guardian dogs in this fence...
  14. worm your pigs

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    Hay guys I am working on a post apocalyptic story. If you no longer has access to commercial wormers how would you worm your pigs?
  15. New to pigs.. is my pig pregnant?

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    Hello all: Not only am I new here, but I am new to pigs. We moved into a new home and 2 weeks later woke up to a pair of pigs wandering the property. No one has claimed them, so we are the owners of a male/female pair. Never having a farm animal other than an occasional mouse, we are learning as...
  16. NC Pig Slaughter/Butcher Law

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    I am moving to NC! Can someone point me in the right direction to find law regarding, raising, slaughtering and butchering a pig for sale to public (not just friends and family). Small scale, no more than 50 pigs a year. Preferably, I would like to do it all at home/on site. Thanks in advance.
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