I'm just wondering, if you find so much misinformation and have found out not everyone agrees with your opoinion, why do you stick around . I 've seen lots of forums who would love to have someone who has as much knowledge as you and on so many subjects. Just Saying
JHM47 gave me the best advice on bottle calves,keep them hungry and make sure they are not on a soy based milk repacer.
I raised 6 Jersey calves since last oct ,using his advice and they are REAL close to butchering size/age. Thanks JHM>
The last time i raised pigs I bought 3 Duroc-X at 12 weeks old, they were around 50-60 pounds i butchered them at 7 months old and the lightest one wae 225 lbs hanging weight. so in my opionion that sounds alwful small for a 5 month old.
I have been throwing feed and hay at mine like crazy, not to mention the 20+ acres of good fescue/orchard run grass they are on. They are 13months old,I would guess the heaviest one is aroung 600 lb on the hoof wich will probrally bring in about 350-400 lb of useable meat. I wish they were 800 lb.
I have 5 Jersey steers I have raised from bottle babies. The plan was to sell 3 of them and butcher the other 2.
They are 1 year old this month, with the rate of growth and amount of work I have learned my lesson, I have them on 20 acers of good grass pasture, this time of year they have free...