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Baymule’s Pigs 2018 HEREFORDS!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Pigs' started by Baymule, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Jul 7, 2018
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    They really look solid without a huge amount of fat.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2018
    RollingAcres

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    They sure are looking good!
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2018
    Baymule

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    We loaded them up last night. I skipped a couple of feedings, so they were hungry. My husband backed the trailer up several days ago and I opened the end gate so they could get used to looking at it and it wouldn't be something new. I put a tub in it and dumped their stinky sour corn in it and DH opened the pen gate. They came out, snuffling around, making no attempt to get in the trailer.

    But I had a secret weapon. BOILED EGGS! I smushed one in my hand and tossed it in the trailer. They caught a whiff of it and came charging in. I lobbed some more in the front of the trailer and they rushed forward. SLAM! The end gate shut and SLAM! the mid-divider gate shut. Have never had a problem loading hogs. Greed gets 'em every time.

    Then we loaded up Dinner the wether lamb. I've been stroking his neck at feeding time for a week or so and it was easy to slip a rope around his neck and tie it up. Then the fun began. He lunged, flew up in the air (who knew sheep had wings?) and ran circles around me. I had a halter of sorts to put on him and he wasn't having it. I tackled him and we both went rolling in the sheep lot, mud and poop. My husband rushed up to help and together we held him and got the halter (really a dog harness) on him and to the trailer we went.

    I was afraid of Dinner getting too close to the divider gate and the hogs grabbing his leg, so I tied him to the back of the trailer. He didn't like this and started climbing, yelling his head off. Wound up cross tying him. I checked on him several times before we went to bed and he was ok. Not happy, but ok. Normally I take the lambs separately, but it was only one and I didn't want to make a special trip for one. He was about a year old and needed to go.
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2018
    Devonviolet

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    You crack me up!!! :lol:


    Who knew sheep could fly??? :lol:
     
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  5. Jul 11, 2018
    Mike CHS

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    I'm pretty sure it was a jumping wether that finally did my shoulder in. I was moving him to a temporary pen and only about 150' and about every 3 steps he would jump straight up high enough that his feet were almost level with my shoulder. Of course I'm pulling the 150 pound critter and when he jumped it would pull my arm up and backwards.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2018
    Baymule

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    And that's called the joys of being a farmer! :lol:
     
  7. Jul 11, 2018
    Baymule

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    Hogs and lamb were delivered. The owner asked what kind of hogs they were. I was sorta surprised that he hadn't seen Hereford Hogs before. After all, he is in the business of turning animals into meat and has seen LOT of hogs.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2018
    RollingAcres

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    When will you find out their hanging weight? If I remember correctly you are not keeping the hogs(sold them) at all?
    And the lamb is for your own consumption?
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2018
    Baymule

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    I'll call tomorrow and yep, sold them both. The lamb is mostly ours, sold 10 pounds to one of the people buying half a hog. I love me some lamb burger tacos!
     
  10. Jul 14, 2018
    Baymule

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    Hanging weight on Piper (the one with the most white) is 188 pounds.

    Hanging weight on Poodle is 178 pounds.

    Hanging weight on the lamb is 51 pounds.