Pecan

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Up North, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    This is Praline's half sister Pecan. She is out of our litter born June 12. We are keeping her for future breeding stock. She has the Hereford coloring and conformation from her dad but the perky ears from her Duroc mother.
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    bricned Well-Known Member

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    What is the meat of the hereford hogs compareable to? I raise duroc and
    berkshire. I was just wandering how the hereford was to these.
     

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    bricned Well-Known Member

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    What is the meat of the hereford hogs compareable to? I raise duroc and
    berkshire. I was just wandering how the hereford was to these.
     
  4. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    bricned- We just recently acquired our Hereford purebred gilts, and our Hereford cross Boar. The pigs we have eaten to this point have been Duroc , Hamp, and White Crosses. So, I cannot answer your question on Hereford meat at this time.
    The Hereford Hog Association says, and I quote "They cut out a carcass with a higher percentage of choice cuts, that meet the present market demand."...cheers.
     
  5. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    She's a nice looking cross; I think the Duroc influence is beneficial. Just don't have a personal affinity to th e"look" of a purebred Berkshire. On a tangential note: feeding nuts as a finishing ration yields rich pork perfect for outdoor grilling.