New Pigs

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by 6e, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. 6e

    6e Farm lovin wife Supporter

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    Well, after bugging everyone about what they feed and marketability, I thought I'd post a picture of them.
    A thanks to "lotsofmuddypaws" for the pigs. :)
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  2. rwinsouthla

    rwinsouthla Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. Rockin'B

    Rockin'B Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!

    Bacon on the hoof.
     
  4. 6e

    6e Farm lovin wife Supporter

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    The black one is a boar and will be kept for breeding, but his name is Bacon. One of the other spotted is also a boar and will be cut here pretty soon and that's exactly what he'll be! :)
    The other 3 are girls and they'll be added to our other 3 older girls that we have for breeding.
    Where we're located there seems to be an extreme shortage of feeder pigs available. The sale barns that use to run pigs through don't any more and have gone by way of the cows and you just never see any for sale any more. So, besides providing pork for ourselves, which we dearly love, it was a way to make a little money on the side.
    These pigs are very long pigs. Our others are shorter bodied, but very rounded over the back.
     
  5. lotsofmuddypaws

    lotsofmuddypaws Member

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    Ahhhh,
    They look so happy in their new home :)
    Have fun with them.
    Lisa
     
  6. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    These hogs will be very lean meated. They should have a nice loin also and will yield a high percentage of their total weight. Count the nipples on the gilts and keep only those that have 12 or more teats.
     
  7. 6e

    6e Farm lovin wife Supporter

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    Thanks for the pointer! :) So what does it mean when their backs are high and more rounded?
     
  8. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    What you are observing is the pronounced characteristics of a true lean meat hog. The pigs you have came from some high end brood stock. The only drawback is that this type of hogs aren't noted for large litters and high milk production. They are bred for the terminal market. You should do OK with them regardless.
     
  9. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Congratulations 6e! Lotsofmuddypaws has provided you with some good stock. The Scarcity of Hogs in your area provides an excellent opportunity for you....cheers
     
  10. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    Very nice pigs.