How long does iot take to top out a Hog

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  1. just_sawing

    just_sawing Haney Family Sawmill

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    I have an oportunity to get 50lb Bar Hogs and haven't done this in thirty years. How long does it take to go from 50 to 250 or so on a hog fed well?
     
  2. Lazy J

    Lazy J Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In a commercial operation I have customers finishing hogs from weaning to 280 lb in 23 weeks. If they use a nursery we can get that pig from 50 lb to 280 lb in 18 weeks.

    Jim
     

  3. highlands

    highlands Walter Jeffries Staff Member Supporter

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    We figure about six months from birth in the warm months, a bit longer in the cold months. This is primarily on a pasture/hay+dairy diet.

    For your range, four months more or less depending on breed, diet, etc. I would suggest worming the pig.

    Cheers

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    Sugar Mountain Farm
    Pastured Pigs, Sheep & Kids
    in the mountains of Vermont
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  4. swollen tongue

    swollen tongue Well-Known Member

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    800# of hog 14% rations and 25 weeks, plus scraps equals around 250# hog
     
  5. Mironsfarm

    Mironsfarm Well-Known Member

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    it usally takes me about 6 months!