Basic Pig Information
In the book Small-Scale Pig Raising there is a formula
for estimating weight of hogs less than 400lbs. It is:
GxG)xL divided by 330. G= girth or around the animal just behind the front legs and L = length from the base of neck to base of tail. (With horses it's from point of shoulder to point of butt along side of horse)
Pig should be fed away from all other animals.
They just love food too much
We fed them cooked potatoes, we bought a ton for $35. and had a barrel set up to cook them in. After they were cooked I added ground oats and ground barley to the mix. As they got closer to butcher size we added apples and garden left overs.
We feed very liberal goats milk to the feeders, adding a little corn and oats for filler, but, primarily the goats milk, they feed out very well and lean!
Feed soaked barley & corn
Pigs are Caveats, in they eat meat and can quickly
develop as taste for poultry. They are clever enough to actually lay a
trap (uneaten food), lie by it and then snap up a hen. Also, we never had
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