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Hogs for meat

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by CrealCritter, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Dec 23, 2017
    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    It doesn't take long to build a pig pen, depending on how fancy you make it, materials used etc… ;)

    BUT, pig keeping in winter is not as smooth going and easy as in Spring when it's warmer and you don't have to struggle with frozen everything.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    They also eat about twice as much food to gain the same amount of weight because they have to use energy staying warm... Not that you have winters like I do but still.

    We use hog panels. We move them when they run out of fresh grass. It's a lot of work but our pigs are happy pigs and they're clearing some land for us and eating a little less food too!
     
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    baymule

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    Do you have a fenced in garden? Perfect place for a couple of pigs. Do you have 4 cow panels? How fast can you go get them? You gotta get going on this pig thing...... Now that you know the difference between REAL meat and crap......:thumbsup
     
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