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MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 08:48 AM
:grr:Ive been feeding 14% protien hog starter pellet. Doesnt seem to be gaining like i want. Problem is the hippy who gave me the hog said A) he picked out the runt. B) he picked out a female. C) he picked a hampshire crossed on god knows what.

He also thought he was gonna keep the hog int he middle of spfld. next to a goon friend of mineROFL.

So my questions are.
Should i just cut my loses butcher the piglet now and purchase a replacement to fatten up till winter?
Or switch feed?
(people at the feed store have ZERO clue)

seclark
03-22-2010, 08:52 AM
how old is said swine?
what's she weigh, now?
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Extra Point
03-22-2010, 08:54 AM
If it fits a 22-1/2" Weber, then "cut" your losses.

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 08:55 AM
how old is said swine?
what's she weigh, now?
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IDK for sure i say shes maybe goin on a year,10-12 months and 60-70.

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 08:56 AM
If it fits a 22-1/2" Weber, then "cut" your losses.

My half would fit in the okie joe no problem.

Groves
03-22-2010, 08:58 AM
Buy a replacement, keep em both.

You don't want to go into the hog biz, but you don't want to waste your time either. Might as well feed both.

My kids and I made some maple syrup this spring. I'll trade ya for some bacon.

Extra Point
03-22-2010, 09:03 AM
My half would fit in the okie joe no problem.

King Solomon was jewish, but I'd go that route.

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 09:07 AM
Buy a replacement, keep em both.

You don't want to go into the hog biz, but you don't want to waste your time either. Might as well feed both.

My kids and I made some maple syrup this spring. I'll trade ya for some bacon.

Oh im definately gonna find a replacement. Im just not sure i want to invest anymore $$ in feed if she isnt gonna pack it on.......runts are runts for a reason.

seclark
03-22-2010, 09:12 AM
IDK for sure i say shes maybe goin on a year,10-12 months and 60-70.

cook'er, imo
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Gonzo
03-22-2010, 09:15 AM
I have a helluva dry and wet rub recipe if you want.
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MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 09:21 AM
cook'er, imo
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to be fair i did winter her outside. But she at this point is going through roughly 50# of feed every 5-7 days.....other shit part is its only .5 my hog.
The A-hole in me wants to just shoot her,eat, and tell hippy she escaped or something.
The good guy wants to have a sit down and see.

Hippy sees this hog as a friend/pet not an investment.:spock: shit you not.

btlook1
03-22-2010, 09:25 AM
Why feed her.....grind her up in the sausage then buy another. We have found that you can usually buy a leftover 4-h pig cheaper than you can feed them out. I usually butcher one pig every fall about fair time and then a 4-h steer that we don't sell. I have 3 freezers that are about full right now on account that I put 23 chickens in there last fall also....hot sausage is the best for those home grown piggies!

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 09:27 AM
I have a helluva dry and wet rub recipe if you want.
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shoot

DeezNutz
03-22-2010, 09:27 AM
Wait, is this supposed to be a pet?

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 09:30 AM
Why feed her.....grind her up in the sausage then buy another. We have found that you can usually buy a leftover 4-h pig cheaper than you can feed them out. I usually butcher one pig every fall about fair time and then a 4-h steer that we don't sell. I have 3 freezers that are about full right now on account that I put 23 chickens in there last fall also....hot sausage is the best for those home grown piggies!

I hear ya. I kinda like having livestock around. Chickens,hogs,ect. But as i said its only half my hog, all i do is house her. I dont pay for the feed.

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 09:30 AM
Wait, is this supposed to be a pet?

Not to me it isnt. To him and his kids it is.

DeezNutz
03-22-2010, 09:35 AM
Not to me it isnt. To him and his kids it is.

I hear you, but...the bold...

You're a good dude. You'll do the right thing by the kids.

Chiefnj2
03-22-2010, 09:44 AM
Butcher the rear leg and leave the rest. The kids will still have a pet, with a new name like Gimpy, you'll get some nice meat for the freezer, and the hog will gain more weight because it has less surface area to distribute the calories. A win for all.

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 09:53 AM
I hear you, but...the bold...

You're a good dude. You'll do the right thing by the kids.

so ill just take my loss in labor and just send it back to the city. :)

i like this idea.

Iowanian
03-22-2010, 09:55 AM
I found my pig, "bacon" the first afternoon I was moving back home....That pig ate enough to feed out 3 pigs and I still butchered him underweight just because I was tired of feeding the damn thing.

A single pig just doesn't grow as well. Old timers say it's because they eat more when they feel like there is competition for food. I'll never raise a single pig again. Having the chores every day, might as well have 6-10 if you're going to have 1. If it's' not gaining, it could be wormy, give it a dose of ivomec if you're not eating it for a month or so.

He was delicious though.

It doesn't have to be fed out to 220lbs to roast on a spit or a ground pit....

Hog Farmer
03-22-2010, 10:02 AM
IDK for sure i say shes maybe goin on a year,10-12 months and 60-70.


Mo, That Hog should be pushin 450-500 pounds if it's a year old.

If a gilt isn't 270 pounds by 230 days of age I consider the genetics to be undesireable. Plus the fact thats it's a hamp cross.


You may have a pet on your hands.

Hog Farmer
03-22-2010, 10:03 AM
I found my pig, "bacon" the first afternoon I was moving back home....That pig ate enough to feed out 3 pigs and I still butchered him underweight just because I was tired of feeding the damn thing.

A single pig just doesn't grow as well. Old timers say it's because they eat more when they feel like there is competition for food. I'll never raise a single pig again. Having the chores every day, might as well have 6-10 if you're going to have 1. If it's' not gaining, it could be wormy, give it a dose of ivomec if you're not eating it for a month or so.

He was delicious though.

It doesn't have to be fed out to 220lbs to roast on a spit or a ground pit....


No, Iowanian, it doesn't need a dose of Ivomec, it needs a dose of led.

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Mo, That Hog should be pushin 450-500 pounds if it's a year old.

If a gilt isn't 270 pounds by 230 days of age I consider the genetics to be undesireable. Plus the fact thats it's a hamp cross.


You may have a pet on your hands.

i figured as much, except for the last part. He can have his pet half and ill eat mine.......shit, hes so stoopid i may never get any of this across to him. lol.

oh well thanks for the knowledge & advice guys.

MOhillbilly
03-22-2010, 10:07 AM
No, Iowanian, it doesn't need a dose of Ivomec, it needs a dose of led.

I wormed her out already.

Iowanian
03-22-2010, 10:13 AM
I was just thinking of things that might keep them from putting on weight. I went through very similar frustration last year. The conclusion was the lead dose and pork chop solution.

When I griped about it, the old timers all said a single pig never does well.

Weird Al Yankovik advised us on this matter in the year of our Lord, 1985....Just eat it, eat it eat it..