Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i talked to a guy who had let his pigs free range
    he said the meat was a little on the tough side
    so instead he changed to a movable pigpen
     
  2. MistyMountain

    MistyMountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, raising pigs. My husband just brought up the thought last week. I can separate my emotions from the chickens, but I am a bit concerned that I would become attached to a pig. Now, don't get me wrong, I will NEVER turn down bacon... but I might start comparing them to my dog [​IMG].
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    AI is done routinely in the Philippines.

    The guy that does it charges 1 piglet - pick of the litter - and always female.

    The sale price of a piglet is Php2,300. The cost to feed a boar for a year is not much more.

    If I have 9 pigs and 2 farrowings per year..................

    I am better off raising a new boar every 2 years

    I do wish I could find someone to AI goats. Its a shame to invest in a buck when I wont be able to maximise his value. Its not worth it to bring goat semen from the US though.
     
  4. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww!!! cool thanks Oz!!
     
  5. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey Oz...I'm trading a guy here in town one of my fresh turkey's for some of his homegrown sausage! :)
     
  6. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's mind over matter
    if you don't mind, it doesn't matter [​IMG]
     
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Hot dogs????????
     
  8. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

     
  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    It takes 200kg of feed to get a pig from wean to market - 90kg in four months

    A sow consumes 4-5 lbs a day while gestating and up to 8lbs a day while lactating.

    as to what to feed them - OZ's special formulas

    Weaners Growers Finishers Sows Sows Sows Sows Boars Boars
    12-21kg 21-55kg 55 - 90kg Day 1-75 Day 75-114 Lactating Wean-Breed Non-Breeding Breeding
    Amount consumed Full Full Full 1.8 - 2.8 kg 2.3 - 3.2 kg Full Full 1.5 - 2 kg 2.2 - 3.2 kg
    soy meal (kg) 18.00 9.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 13.00 13.00 5.00 5.00
    rice bran (kg) 52.00 70.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 67.00 67.00 65.00 65.00
    copra meal (kg) 30.00 21.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 20.00 20.00 30.00 30.00
    Salt (g) 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
    Vit & Elec (g) 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00
    Selenium (mg/100kg) 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
    Biotin (tab/100kg) 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
    Oyster Shell (kg) 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.75 0.75 1.50 1.50 0.25 0.25
    chlortetracycline (g/100kg) 40

    Protein % 19.00 16.20 14.30 14.30 14.30 17.70 17.70 14.30 14.30
    Lysene g/kg 9.40 7.50 6.20 6.20 6.20 8.60 8.60 6.20 6.20

    Price per 100kg Php ₱1,666 ₱1,459 ₱1,315 ₱1,315 ₱1,315 ₱1,571 ₱1,571 ₱1,315 ₱1,315
    Price per 100kg USD $39.67 $34.74 $31.31 $31.31 $31.31 $37.40 $37.40 $31.31 $31.31
    Price per 50lb USD $9.12 $7.99 $7.20 $7.20 $7.20 $8.60 $8.60 $7.20 $7.20
     

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