NEW PIG BREEDERS
Frequently Asked Question: How many months will it take a piglet to reach butchering size?
Answer: The short answer is six to eight months. The long answer is how big do you want the pig to be, how much do you have to feed it, what are you feeding it, what does the feed cost, are you willing to keep caring for it into the winter, what is it being fed, etc? All of these are factors in how fast the pig grows and how big it grows. You can slaughter a pig at any size. Over about 250 lbs on a commercial feed the hog starts putting on more fat and less muscle as well as being less efficient at turning feed into pork. Pigs weather the winter well but grow slower and you have to deal with water in freezing conditions. Up to a point it is more efficient from a slaughter point of view to raise the pig larger rather than smaller. Generally people aim for 225 to 250 lbs which most pigs reach on a full feed balanced diet in about six months. Pick the size you want the pig to be and go for that. Any way you cut it, its good eating. Enjoy your home grown pork!
BREEDER GILTS PIGLETS
BREEDER PRIME GILTS
FEEDER WEANERS PIGLETS
5MONTHS OLD PIGS
BLACKIE’S DESCENDANT SELECT PIGLETS
PIG BREEDS AVAILABLE
Around 14 months old (and 120 to 140 kilograms in weight), the pigs’ lives are complete.the piglets and their mother are kept separate from the herd for the first two months until the are big and strong enough to be independent.
Please note that these are farm pigs, not
pet pigs – they get big, they eat a lot, they poop a lot – black gold.