We are doing our homework right now in preparation for our first feeder pigs this spring. I priced feed at the local feed store where we buy our chicken, dog, and cat food, and it was $7 for a 50 lb. bag. That seems sort of expensive for an animal that eats a lot. Does anyone buy truckloads of complete pig ration? If so, does it save money? I don't even know where to call. We would also have to buy some kind of storage for large amounts, and if we don't like raising them, I'm not sure it is worth the investment. We would like to get three pigs, and from what I have read, we can expect each one to eat about 650 pounds of feed from the time we get them until slaughter weight. Is that right? It just seems like a lot. I guess it is only about $100 per pig, but when I add in the cost of the pigs, the new fence, the new shed, and the butcher price, I'm not sure it's worth it. Any advice for a newbie? Thanks!