Chance to Buy Hog/Potbelly Pig?

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by bunnylove, May 14, 2004.

  1. bunnylove

    bunnylove Member

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    Hi..... I have a chance to buy a hog/potbelly pig for $25.00. It is 2 mos old. This would be my frist pig. I just want to know if this is a good deal and if the combo of hog and potbelly is a good one?
     
  2. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    The price is good. From several posts I've read here and my own limited personal experience I would yes if you want a hog that stays smaller. For my smaller family and my working alone throughout the week- a small pig makes sense. If you're working toward the 250 market weight to butcher one for the whole year, it is not a good idea. It would take longer to reach that weight and would be more costly. As for taste- it is better but taste is a personal issue. Best wishes.
     

  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Well-Known Member

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    It's a good price assuming it is healthy. Potbelly crosses tend towards obesity, so I'd pasture it rather than pen it