Large black question

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  1. Rockin'B

    Rockin'B Well-Known Member

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    Is there a national association for Large Blacks that have a list of breeders. I'm just doing some homework. After I get pens/pastures built I'd like to own some Large Black breed stock and I'm curious to know if there is a reference organization that I can talk to.
     
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    See above post originally provided by John Schneider.
     

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    You know...that's the post I was looking for. I need to be more dilegent on what I type into the search function.

    Thanks UpNorth!
     
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    piglady,

    I assume this is you?

    If so, what a great website. It's very informative and must have taken quite a bit of work to put together.

    Thanks!

    Bill
     
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    Thank you Bill. It did take a lot of work but it's a labor of love. I tried to combine the most often asked questions and then provide answers based on our experences. We purchased Large Blacks originally for their unique and superior meat but now we have fallen in love with the animals themselves. they have become part of the family but we never forget what their ultimate purpose is!
     
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    Piglady, I really like your website. Welcome to HT. I just got into raising Hereford hogs myself. They are known to be very docile too. I like how you have your farrowing house set up. Do you have plans for how you constructed it?

    Heather
     
  8. Rockin'B

    Rockin'B Well-Known Member

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    Piglady,

    How long is your waiting list? I'd like to move into breeding large blacks.

    Bill
     
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    RockinB you may also wish to explore the LB's available at:


    :) Mr. Ted Smith
    StillMeadow Farm
    740 Lower Myrick Road
    Laurel, Mississippi 39440
    (601)-426-2264 :cowboy:
     
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    UpNorth,

    I sent him a letter on Friday. It'll be interesting to see what he has in the way of info.

    Thanks.
     
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    No, we designed it ourselves. The floor measures 8X8 so we could use two sheets of treated plywood for flooring. The base is built on skids so we can move it if needed. We made the side walls short enough that we can open the roof (hinged plywood) to reach in to tend the pigs without mom getting involved. The floor splace for mom is exactly 4 feet wide with the pigs having a 2 foot floor space on each side. The door is 4X4. It has hog pannel in it for the summer but we have a pannel of sidding to add in the door for the winter. The only problem with the short height is I keep bumping my head when I'm in there with her but to make it taller means I can't reach in the sides. Everything is a trade off you know and I figure access to the pigs is more important.
     
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    It would be next spring. Send me an email with your information and I will put you on my list.
     
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    On my blog...go to the Archives and look at June...there is a post explaining our decision to go with Blacks. There are some other posts here and there about the pigs too. www.goldforestfarms.blogspot.com