I just bought a Meat Pig!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Jenlyn9483, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    So I have really been wanting to get a pig I can raise up and fatten for a few months and butcher before spring. I have 2 freezers loaded down with chicken, duck, and turkey..Now I'm going to be able to add Bacon, Sausage, Pork Chops, Pork Ribs, Pork Roast, The list goes on and on! I CANT WAIT! I LOVE Self sufficiency! I would say she is in the neighborhood of 3 months old. I won her for $15.00! I think the people at the auction pretty much think If I want it, I will get it and stop bidding, lucky for me, there was no reserve on this particular set of hogs. I grew up on a farm and my dad was an avid Hog hunter, so butchering hog is no new revelation to me. But this is my first one that I have gotton on my own farm as an adult. Im excited![​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good job! I'm jealous!
     
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Well, good luck to you! You know this already, but you'll love the taste of freshly-butchered meat (as opposed to store-bought).

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Congrats!!!
    I have three that are almost ready to butcher. At last check, they were around 206 lbs.
    Keep us posted!!
     
  5. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How big do you let yours get before you process them?
     
  6. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Quote:How big do you let yours get before you process them?

    This is the first ones we've processed. The plan is 225 - 250.
     
  7. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow definitely keep us posted. My husband is biting at the bits to get a pig. Mayberry Saint offered to help him out with some labor and knowledge. My husband doesn't know anything about pigs other than they eat slop and make bacon [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How big do you let yours get before you process them?

    This is the first ones we've processed. The plan is 225 - 250.

    And how long did it take you to feed them out to that point?
     
  9. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! [​IMG]
     
  10. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Quote:This is the first ones we've processed. The plan is 225 - 250.

    And how long did it take you to feed them out to that point?

    They will be 21 weeks tomorrow.
     

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