Baymule's Pigs 2018 HEREFORDS!

baymule

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I found 2 Hereford boars 4 1/2 months old on Craigslist. We went and got them today. I have long admired Hereford Hogs and am delighted to find these! As usual, I have no hog pen ready and won’t be putting them in the pasture we sprigged with Bermuda and Bahia. So I guess we better get busy!

We went to Como to pick them up and made new friends. The couple that sold them has registered Herefords, ours are 3/4 Hereford. What nice people! It was like meeting a sister I didn’t know I had! I called @Devonviolet on our way home. Would have loved to stop and visited with them, but in the pouring rain, we just wanted to get home.

We stopped at Tractor Supply and three people stopped to admire the pigs! They are beautiful.

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look a like it's going to be a good summer!
 

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We are going to build a permanent pig pen with a permanent shelter. We have worked real hard on pasture #2 sprigging Bermuda and Bahia grass in it, for pigs to root it up and eat it. So from now on, pigs will have their own place. Now, just have to build it!
 

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They are lovely looking animals! Are you going to breed with them Baymule?
 

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Not going to be a pig breeder, only want to raise feeder pigs. It’s too easy to just go buy a couple rather than feeding and caring for breeding stock.

I saw a 700 pound boar on Craigslist last night for $200 and a 400 pound sow for $150. The deals are out there for someone wanting to stock their freezer. Feed them good for 30-60 days, clean them up and slaughter. If nothing else, form hogs that big, make bacon and sausage. But we just got pigs, so I gave it a pass. @Chic Rustler do you have a pig pen built? That much meat would have you running to buy another freezer! LOL
 

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We've come to the same conclusion. We wanted to get some AGH breeding stock... Then we started thinking about all the pig breeders near us... And the ones that will sell us piglets for crazy cheap... Some will even give you a piglet if you help castrate a litter, etc. We would lose money breeding pigs, then you have to deal with losses, and burnt out old sows, and people coming to your house nickel and diming you. No thanks.
 
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