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#1 siscofarms

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Posted 10 March 2021 - 08:26 AM

Just thinking of a few but havent been involved in pigs since I was a kid and that was in a pig lot , not pasture . Looking for advice , comments . It could be just a few for the family freezer or I have 8 acres I could put toward this . You can find plenty of ,best thing ever , info . Just a feeder pig , raise to 350 , freezer thing , on Pasture , yea or nay ????????



#2 TJ Hendren

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Posted 10 March 2021 - 01:35 PM

GO FOR IT !!



#3 Ray 54

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Posted 10 March 2021 - 07:28 PM

Wild hogs seem to have as much if not more fat than the other "white meat"  type you get from Wally World.

 

 

But I can see it being a job to build a hog proof fence on 8 acres. So maybe smaller for a test run. 



#4 TJ Hendren

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 08:56 AM

A word on fencing. Hogs hate electricity a buddy that raises show pigs keeps them all confined with one electrical poly tape and as far as i know they are never out, and he lives next door. So an electric fence could do what you are wanting. Just a thought.


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Posted 11 March 2021 - 10:23 AM

I do all my fencing with cattle panels on the border . And I dont want to hear OMG , CATTLE PANELS , little pricey at the store but it will hold anything , like pigs , or whatever , It is quick to go up , although meant as a permenant fence , it can be took down , repairs are easy . We can get into the discussion if you want  :D  . 

I would use a hot wire for the paddocks , just like the calves . Im even thinking wether to have pigs follow calves , vice versa , or keep them in a completely different area ?



#6 TJ Hendren

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 11:42 AM

Hogs follow calves, they would help distribute your "organic fertilizer".  :D


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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:27 PM

Somewhere on HT there is a previous thread on this topic, but I couldn't find it tonight...






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