How much does a pig cost? There is no simple dollar figure that I can give you. Because there are so many factors that can change the value of a pig, such as; feed prices, market price, and the one we all feel, fuel prices. Breeders have to take into consideration all of these factors plus a handful more when setting the price of their hogs. Secondly, it depends on what type of pig you want. Are you just wanting a feeder pig(pig to raise for … [Read More...]
Although we are not actively breeding hogs at this time, my job, merchant services, allows me to stay in touch with what is happening in the swine industry. I visit a lot of feed and supply stores and it has come to my attention that many of the products available for swine feed shouldn't be used. I don't blame the shop owners for carrying a product that their distributor puts in the market, I do however, blame the feed industry for keeping … [Read More...]
Market Quality The point of raising a market hog is to produce the highest quality hog possible. To achieve the highest quality, you must first understand proper management techniques and nutrition. With that said, there are some other factors to producing quality swine. The genetic background of the market hog plays a major role. If your project pig has parents with poor structural quality, it will take much more work and time, to get your … [Read More...]
Swine feed is one of the most important factors in the successful raising of pigs, whether it is one pig or 2000 pigs. Swine feed is 60 to 75 percent of the cost of raising a pig. This is why it is crucial for you to have a planned nutritional program. Supplying your pig or pigs with the proper nutrients on regular basis will allow your pig to reach market size in a shorter time while insuring healthy and efficient swine production. For the … [Read More...]
We just had to get some Durocs too. Many of our customer have this thing about red pigs. Well of course we had to get them and were happy that we did.
Berk piglets playing in the yard
Kaylan, Dena and Zed started our obsession with Berkshires.
This was our first attempt at pig farming. But we were not satisfied with cross breeds. We found out that even though they were adorable, the meat quality was not good enough for us.
Miniature pigs including, Micro Mini pigs and Teacup Pot Bellie pigs have been all the craze lately. And for good reason. These extraordinary pet pigs not only make great pets, but could even be considered companions. Pet pigs, including micro mini pigs and teacup pot bellie pigs are very smart, very loving, and they have a long … [Read More...]
Micro-Mini pigs are quickly becoming favorite pets of people the world over. And for good reason. These adorable relatives of the most prolific breeding animal on the planet are extremely fun loving, smarter than your average dog, and can be kept in a house or an apartment. Micro-Mini pigs usually weigh around 9oz at birth and will … [Read More...]