Gloucester Old Spot hogs? Anyone raise them?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by awesomefowl, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I have posted this on BYH also; but this site is faster!

    So, does anyone raise GOS pigs? I really like their looks, and would like to get a sow and barrow to start a small piggery. We have a lot of overgrown area that they could help clear out too.

    I read that they crossbreed well for meat production- what breed do they cross them with?

    Anyone like to discuss GOS or any breed of hog?

    Oink! Oink!
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    What breed could I cross it with?
     
  3. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I breed old spots. My stock is registered. I thought about trying to find a cheap berkshire gilt for crossbred pork, but from what I hear they root a lot more than GOS. I'll just add a few more GOS to my herd.
     
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I found some at an organic farm about 3 hrs away from us....
     

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