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A few years ago a lot of folks posted every day in here. Now they have all gone to other forums. In our Missouri feeder pigs and finish Hog forum a lot of folks post everyday. If you hve any Hogs for sale etc. please post here and let other folks know about this forum.
 

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I don't create pig posts often but I try to participate when someone needs information or advice and I can help.
 

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We've still got pigs here...

Why don't you, sit right back,
And I, I may tell you, a tale.
A tale of three, little pigs,
And a big, bad, wolf.
Well the first little piggy, well he was kinda hip.
He spent most of his days, just a dreaming of the city.
And then one day, he bought a guitar.
He moved to Hollywood, to become a star.
But, living on the farm, he knew nothing of the city.
Built his house out of straw, what a pity.
And then one day, jamming on some chords,
Along came the wolf, knocking on his door.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the second little piggy, well he was kinda stoked.
He spent most of his time just a ganga smoking.
Huffing and a puffin down on Venice Beach.
Getting paid money for religious speech.
He built his shelter from what he garbage picked.
Mostly made up of old cans and sticks.
Then one day he was cranking out Bob Marley,
And along came the Wolf on his big bad Harley.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the third little piggy, the grade A student.
His daddy was a rock star, named Pig Nugent.
Earned his Masters Degree, from Harvard College.
Built his house from his architect knowledge.
A tri-level mansion, Hollywood Hills.
Daddy's rock stardom, paid for the bills.
And then one day came the old house smasher
The big bad wolf, the little piggy slasher.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the big bad Wolf,
Well he huffed, and he puffed, all that he could.
And low and behold the little piggy's house stood.
"It's made out of concrete!" The little piggy shouted.
The wolf just frowned, as he pouted.
So they called nine-eleven, like any piggy would.
The sent out Rambo, just as fast, as they could.
"Yo, wolf-face, I'm your worst nightmare, your ass is mine!"
Well the wolf fell dead as you can plainly see.
That's to end the story, for you and me.
If you still give a listen, you just may,
Here the big wolf or little piggy say.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
"And the moral of the story is,
A band with no talent can easily amuse
Idiots, with a stupid, puppet show
 

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We've still got pigs here...

Why don't you, sit right back,
And I, I may tell you, a tale.
A tale of three, little pigs,
And a big, bad, wolf.
Well the first little piggy, well he was kinda hip.
He spent most of his days, just a dreaming of the city.
And then one day, he bought a guitar.
He moved to Hollywood, to become a star.
But, living on the farm, he knew nothing of the city.
Built his house out of straw, what a pity.
And then one day, jamming on some chords,
Along came the wolf, knocking on his door.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the second little piggy, well he was kinda stoked.
He spent most of his time just a ganga smoking.
Huffing and a puffin down on Venice Beach.
Getting paid money for religious speech.
He built his shelter from what he garbage picked.
Mostly made up of old cans and sticks.
Then one day he was cranking out Bob Marley,
And along came the Wolf on his big bad Harley.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the third little piggy, the grade A student.
His daddy was a rock star, named Pig Nugent.
Earned his Masters Degree, from Harvard College.
Built his house from his architect knowledge.
A tri-level mansion, Hollywood Hills.
Daddy's rock stardom, paid for the bills.
And then one day came the old house smasher
The big bad wolf, the little piggy slasher.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the big bad Wolf,
Well he huffed, and he puffed, all that he could.
And low and behold the little piggy's house stood.
"It's made out of concrete!" The little piggy shouted.
The wolf just frowned, as he pouted.
So they called nine-eleven, like any piggy would.
The sent out Rambo, just as fast, as they could.
"Yo, wolf-face, I'm your worst nightmare, your ass is mine!"
Well the wolf fell dead as you can plainly see.
That's to end the story, for you and me.
If you still give a listen, you just may,
Here the big wolf or little piggy say.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
"And the moral of the story is,
A band with no talent can easily amuse
Idiots, with a stupid, puppet show
Thanks, Now post some more about pigs and get your friends to post here. :)
 

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We've still got pigs here...

Why don't you, sit right back,
And I, I may tell you, a tale.
A tale of three, little pigs,
And a big, bad, wolf.
Well the first little piggy, well he was kinda hip.
He spent most of his days, just a dreaming of the city.
And then one day, he bought a guitar.
He moved to Hollywood, to become a star.
But, living on the farm, he knew nothing of the city.
Built his house out of straw, what a pity.
And then one day, jamming on some chords,
Along came the wolf, knocking on his door.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the second little piggy, well he was kinda stoked.
He spent most of his time just a ganga smoking.
Huffing and a puffin down on Venice Beach.
Getting paid money for religious speech.
He built his shelter from what he garbage picked.
Mostly made up of old cans and sticks.
Then one day he was cranking out Bob Marley,
And along came the Wolf on his big bad Harley.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the third little piggy, the grade A student.
His daddy was a rock star, named Pig Nugent.
Earned his Masters Degree, from Harvard College.
Built his house from his architect knowledge.
A tri-level mansion, Hollywood Hills.
Daddy's rock stardom, paid for the bills.
And then one day came the old house smasher
The big bad wolf, the little piggy slasher.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Well the big bad Wolf,
Well he huffed, and he puffed, all that he could.
And low and behold the little piggy's house stood.
"It's made out of concrete!" The little piggy shouted.
The wolf just frowned, as he pouted.
So they called nine-eleven, like any piggy would.
The sent out Rambo, just as fast, as they could.
"Yo, wolf-face, I'm your worst nightmare, your ass is mine!"
Well the wolf fell dead as you can plainly see.
That's to end the story, for you and me.
If you still give a listen, you just may,
Here the big wolf or little piggy say.
Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Little Pig, little pig, let me in.
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!
Well I'm huffing, I'm puffing, I'll blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing, puffin, blow your house in.
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
Huffing and a puffin and I'll blow your house in!
"And the moral of the story is,
A band with no talent can easily amuse
Idiots, with a stupid, puppet show
Cut back on my pigs. Just got a few now (200 breeders) down to 4 different breeds. Old Spot cross with Herefore, my new breed of pig. I butchered more of my big white Hogs then any of the others. Most expensive is my iberico Hogs. I sell their meat to a company in N.Y.C. that sells them retail.
 

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Cut back on my pigs. Just got a few now (200 breeders) down to 4 different breeds. Old Spot cross with Herefore, my new breed of pig. I butchered more of my big white Hogs then any of the others. Most expensive is my iberico Hogs. I sell their meat to a company in N.Y.C. that sells them retail.
Got my first large white Hogs from Nevada, Mo. 18 years ago. Got my Iberico from farm in Tennessee. Other Hogs from farm in ill.
 

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Just got three pigs right now. The dude, one of his ladies is pregnant and the other one is getting to marrying age.

Had a bit of a disaster a couple months ago, slaughtered a lady pig and she was pregnant. That sucked. She'd been one of my best ladies but was getting a little older and we'd been waiting around for five or six months for her to get pregnant again. So how long is this going to take anyway? And we slaughtered her and she had little piglets in her, probably like a month along.

When things go wrong with animals it really hurts. Probably lost like $600 worth of piglets.
 

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Years ago I had plenty of people tell me the best animal to raise on a farm.
Little cows, goats for clearing, sheep for shearing, etc.
While I have raised many different animals, chickens and pigs have been my go to critters.
My pigs have been among the smartest, easiest to train to a fence, had the least maintenance and health issues, prolific producers and I can process them at home.
They clear our timber of vines, weeds, briars and brush with the best of any goat and they can't jump on the hood of my truck.
 

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Weaner piglets here cost no less than $200 and there is absolutely no way I would raise pigs for that price. Processing fees are much more expensive than thsy used to be. The fence would need updating for pigs. My pork would be close to $10/lb by the time it was said and done. I have better things to throw my money away on.
 

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I have a small 1 acre area of timber fenced with two strands of polywire that I keep pregnant sows in. They do a better job of land management than me with zero effort on my part. I had two stumps in front of their shelter, a poplar and a white oak. I poured feed around the stumps for a month. They rooted completely below the stumps. I came out with an axe and a chainsaw and removed those stumps and roots in about 5 minutes.
The sale of my feeders covers any feed costs, as they spend the majority of the time living off grass, acorns and old produce. What I don't sell goes into the freezer and I know exactly what I am eating.
From my perspective, there is no better meat to throw money away on.
 

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Weaner piglets here cost no less than $200 and there is absolutely no way I would raise pigs for that price. Processing fees are much more expensive than thsy used to be. The fence would need updating for pigs. My pork would be close to $10/lb by the time it was said and done. I have better things to throw my money away on.
I can buy all the 250 pound butcher hogs for around $100 each at several livestock auctions. Regularlly they are $45 per hundred. Right now, everyone is buying feeder pigs for the County Fair and its a good time to buy so you can get them butchered before Autumn cooler weather. Those that have a lot of sows have contracts for a certain number each week, so not a lot of "spare" weanlings to sell to those "once a year"buyers.
But weanlings were $50 each, 50 years ago, everything has has gone up four times.
 

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I remember bringing the piglets into the house in the winter. Dad built of box out of plywood, with heat lamps to keep them warm. I will never forget the smell of warm baby pigs. Of course us kids would sneak them out of the box, and take them to bed with us at night. Mom didn't like that very much.
 

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We got 300 pigs right now, Yorkie Duroc cross. I love them! We used to have a bunch of sheep but sold em all, cause pigs were better 😂 They have been super great for land clearing and such! They are also super personable! I have trained many of them to come to me, and roll over, and sit lol!
 

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I wouldn't mind a few pigs but I have the terrible trait of getting attached to everything, even plants for Pete's sake. I like Ossabaws and Mangalitsa for their looks and foraging, and aiming to promote heritage and endangered breeds.
 

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I can detach my emotions between my breeders and my feeders.
I spend more time with my registered sows and they are sweeter, more intelligent and practically maintenance-free. Our feeders have a wonderful 12-18 month life.
 

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@GTX63, you feed your growers for 12-18 months!?!?! What breed are they?! We have ours done in 6 months, and they are average 220lbs, hanging. How big do yours get??
 

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My main focus is on American Guinea Hogs. They are a heritage breed that was one of the primary pigs raised by the early American settlers. They are also called yard pigs among other things.
They are foragers and spend most of their time in our timber. Very little feed and mostly briars, pasture grass, acorns, ground cover etc. They root very little.
They are slow growers compared to commerical breeds but the meat is imo unmatched and have excellent fat.
Think of a pork chop that cuts and chews like table butter with magnificent flavor.
They top out at somewhere between 250-400 lbs max.
 

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Aaah, that does make much more sense haha! We've never done heritage breeds before simply because they take so long to grow and finish. We stick with a Yorkie Duroc cross. I have to say though, we have been pretty succesful with the breed, we have very minimal fat, and it's all white, not yellow, and they are very nice looking pigs, I would be interested to see the difference in taste between a heritage breed, and a commercial breed though.
What are you feeding yours? Is it just a commercial hog grower? Or do you make your own?
 
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