Bread and cheese update

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  1. tinknal

    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You may remember my post in July about feeding pigs out on bread and cheese (cheap, and free). I've been feeding 2 barrows that I got at about 50 lbs. One is well over 200 lbs now. The other has had some health issues (I don't believe related to diet). He had a navel infection, and some mysterious bleeding from the nose, this seems to have cleared up now. He is around 175 lbs. Depending on the weather, I'm going to butcher around a month from now.
     
  2. Up North

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    Sounds like they fattened up pretty fast. Give us an update when you butcher them too. I'd like to know what you think of the carcass. Maybe whether they are too fat or not. Do you like the way they look now with the diet you are feeding them?

    Heather
     

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    The healthy one looks like he will be a bit on the lardy side, but thats ok with me, I use all the lard. The other one is on the lean side, though certainly not skinny.
     
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    Add a little beer and/or wine and I could live on that diet. I'm fattened up enough myself, thank you.

    Tim B.
     
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    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Even if I could get free beer, I doubt the pigs would get much of it.......... :dance:
     
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    If you are in the country in England, you can walk into an Inn or Pub and order "The Plowman's Lunch". :)
    They bring you a 1/2 loaf of fresh baked Bread, a wedge of cheese(about 3/4 of a pound), and a pint of Ale. :buds:
    Hearty Sustenance for a day's hiking.
     
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    Isn't that just called "lunch" in Wisconsin?

    Tim B.
     
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    Nah... we skip the bread here in Wisconsin
     
  9. savinggrace

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    Bread replaced with deer sausage instead! The beer has all the grains you need :p
     
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    Paul fretted that our hogs would put on more lard when we had to postpone taking them to butcher for a few weeks.

    I looked at him :nerd: and said, "You're married to a soapmaker who uses lard .... the problem is???" :shrug:

    :p
     
  11. tinknal

    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Make him a few pie crusts (with pies of course). He will come around........