Worth of a 1 year PBP?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by froggie71, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    For a 4-H project book my son has to document what his 1 year old barrow PBP would be worth. I have no clue. Any input would be great. I tried looking at classifieds to get an idea what they would sell for, but no luck so far. Mostly piglets or farm pigs is what I'm coming up with. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    what is a PPB?
     
  3. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you talking about a Pot Belly? In that case wouldn't it be PBP?
    If so, I think their worth is calculated according to their weight.... I could be wrong....
     
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  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Of course duh I meant PBP. I'm so distracted. [​IMG] Ugh! Ok so weight calculation. Thanks I will look into that. [​IMG]
     
  5. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] Honest mistake. And you're welcome. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Honestly it depends...
    I have paid $50.(or maybe it was $75..) for a pure vietnam line... in PA ..
    and then i also paid like $400+ to get Hammie shipped from Texas... (yeah , i know! [​IMG] )...
    So... [​IMG]
    I see most of them go for about $100 or so though....(i think... [​IMG]..)
     
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  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:I dont think weight will matter, as they arent meat pigs....
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:I dont think weight will matter, as they arent meat pigs....

    Thanks redhen. I'm trying to figure out what a pet price would be and aside from piglets or adoption prices (some being that to spay/neuter) I just can't seem to find what I'm looking for. We got Patrick at auction for $48 as a piglet then had him neutered. I see others selling in the area for $80- $175 for a piglet. Guess I was hoping just to see someone say a round about price. I know how much has been spent on him, but I don't know that that is his worth. Hubby says priceless, but I don't think that is what they are looking for. DS is the only 1 doing a project book on a PBP. The book is more directed to meat pigs, so it's hard to figure out.
     
  9. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    Price wise.....since these are pets, I kind of look at their value like you would the value of a pet dog. Puppies or registered breeding stock sell for much more than adult, neutered pet animals. I don't mean this to be negative, but around here you can't give away an adult PBP. The ones that sell at livestock auctions go for $5 or $10 at the most and are usually slaughtered, even though regular hog buyers will not buy them. People buy them when they are little because they are so darn cute. But as adults...they are just pigs.
     
  10. OtterCreekRanch

    OtterCreekRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. Unfortunally adult potbellys are not worth much, if anything. We have had to give some away before.
     

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