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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:35 pm

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JMJ Farms wrote:There used to be hogs in every branch around these parts. Everybody had hogs. Bc they’ve been gone so long I don’t know the best, most current way to finish them. I’ve got a friend that raises show pigs. I’m gonna get 5 or so that don’t make the cut around the end of October and finish them out for myself and hopefully a few customers. If not I will give them to my friends and family. They will be around 100lb when I get them. Plan to carry them to around 250 lbs in 75-90 days. Is ground corn w/ meal/premix still the most economical way to finish them? I figure bag feeding will be too expensive. I’m all ears and I appreciate any advice offered.


Whats your goal profit per hog?


I’m certainly not opposed to a pocket full of dead presidents. But for this first trial run if I can cover all costs and possibly put 1 out of 5 in my freezer for my trouble I’d be very satisfied. If not I guess I’d settle for breaking even on the first 4 provided I can sell them. I see a lot of pork advertised on the Internet for $3-$4 hanging weight but I’m not sure I can get that around here. I’m not having any trouble selling freezer beef so far and I just figured I’d add a few hogs. Got a good hog parlor in place so I figured I just as well use it. I like the idea of having fresh home raised meat.
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:37 pm

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JMJ Farms wrote:There used to be hogs in every branch around these parts. Everybody had hogs. Bc they’ve been gone so long I don’t know the best, most current way to finish them. I’ve got a friend that raises show pigs. I’m gonna get 5 or so that don’t make the cut around the end of October and finish them out for myself and hopefully a few customers. If not I will give them to my friends and family. They will be around 100lb when I get them. Plan to carry them to around 250 lbs in 75-90 days. Is ground corn w/ meal/premix still the most economical way to finish them? I figure bag feeding will be too expensive. I’m all ears and I appreciate any advice offered.


JMJ I am no expert by any means lately I have been raising around 100+ a year.. I can tell you this its not impossible for what you want to do if you have the right breed and good genetics... I prefer Yorkshires but I buy whatever is cheap and some pig breeds just grow slowly. I get the best performance out of Yorkshires. If you can get milk mix it in the feed is what I do. I also put it in troughs I was getting 7000 gallons a week now its about that per month. I feed a lot of bread brewers grain some veggies corn rarely I have very lil costs involved in pigs. If you want the pigs to grow fast and big always have more than 1 as they compete on who can eat the most and 2 NEVER LET THEM HAVE A EMPTY FEED TROUGH if you have any questions I will try to guide you as much as I can.


Im assuming sour milk won’t hurt them?
I appreciate the offer sky. I’m sure I will have some questions along the way.
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:14 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:Im assuming sour milk won’t hurt them?
I appreciate the offer sky. I’m sure I will have some questions along the way.


No way it won't hurt them they like rank stuff waste milk is spoiled or curdled has colostrum etc
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:10 pm

Jmj you need this it's the key if you find it for 5 pigs a 300 gallon tote will last you a month plus other feed you will be good to go.

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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

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skyhightree1 wrote:Jmj you need this it's the key if you find it for 5 pigs a 300 gallon tote will last you a month plus other feed you will be good to go.

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Waste milk?
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:36 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Jmj you need this it's the key if you find it for 5 pigs a 300 gallon tote will last you a month plus other feed you will be good to go.

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Waste milk?


Correct if you have any dairy plants they will give it to you I got 7000 gallons yesterday
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:41 pm

I bet it smells sweet around there.
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:58 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:I bet it smells sweet around there.


Strangely enough it really doesn't smell
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:35 am

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True Grit Farms wrote:I bet it smells sweet around there.


Strangely enough it really doesn't smell

I've never been anywhere where pigs were raised on the ground that didn't stink.
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 am

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True Grit Farms wrote:I bet it smells sweet around there.


Strangely enough it really doesn't smell

I've never been anywhere where pigs were raised on the ground that didn't stink.


If you have a lot of pigs in a concentrated area and not spread out and get a lot of rain it will stink terribly. I have big areas and im not saying there is no smell but its not like driving down the road and it smacks you in your face.
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:21 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:There used to be hogs in every branch around these parts. Everybody had hogs. Bc they’ve been gone so long I don’t know the best, most current way to finish them. I’ve got a friend that raises show pigs. I’m gonna get 5 or so that don’t make the cut around the end of October and finish them out for myself and hopefully a few customers. If not I will give them to my friends and family. They will be around 100lb when I get them. Plan to carry them to around 250 lbs in 75-90 days. Is ground corn w/ meal/premix still the most economical way to finish them? I figure bag feeding will be too expensive. I’m all ears and I appreciate any advice offered.


How are you doing with the pigs ? What are you feeding?
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:37 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:There used to be hogs in every branch around these parts. Everybody had hogs. Bc they’ve been gone so long I don’t know the best, most current way to finish them. I’ve got a friend that raises show pigs. I’m gonna get 5 or so that don’t make the cut around the end of October and finish them out for myself and hopefully a few customers. If not I will give them to my friends and family. They will be around 100lb when I get them. Plan to carry them to around 250 lbs in 75-90 days. Is ground corn w/ meal/premix still the most economical way to finish them? I figure bag feeding will be too expensive. I’m all ears and I appreciate any advice offered.


I haven’t got them yet. Still mighty hot here. Still about 2 months off. Trying to time it where everything finishes around February.

How are you doing with the pigs ? What are you feeding?
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Re: Finishing pigs to #1s

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:23 am

Oh ok gotcha
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