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Discussion in 'Pigs' started by goatmarm, Jan 3, 2007.
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Weight in pounds = Length x Girth x Girth (all in inches) / 400
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Just wanted to say that that sounds about right.we raise butcher hogs and guess the weight and are close to accurate.when our hogs go to the butcher,they hang between 210 and 220.
We did two this weekend and measured. The meatman calculator estimated at 137 lbs. Length x Girth x Girth / 400 gave us 116. Using a percentage of dressed weight which was 120 lbs gave us 154 lbs. The actual weight was 170 lbs. The estimating tools may have been so drastically off because the pig wasn't to butcher size yet. Remember that estimating tools are precisely that, estimates. Knowing the weight wasn't really important to us; we were just curious.
I've just been informed that she used stretchy yarn to measure. I'm sure that ruined the estimates.