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Baymule's 500 Pound Boar!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Pigs' started by Baymule, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Aug 18, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I found a deal on a huge boar. His name is Wilbur and he is a Red Wattle. He got too big to breed their sows, so he went up for sale. The lady who owned him couldn’t put him in the freezer, he was her first pig and a pet. He is very calm and gentle. But she became afraid of Wilbur because he wanted to rub on her, affectionately, but because of his size, it was dangerous.

    We picked him up today. I took boiled eggs and he walked up in the trailer to eat them. We unloaded him and he walked around his new pen.

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    He went in the Pig Palace and ate corn.

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    He is over 3 feet tall.

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    Wilbur is a BIG boy!

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    We’ll feed him soured corn, milk, alfalfa cubes and hay for 4-6 weeks, then take him to slaughter.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2018
    Simpleterrier

    Simpleterrier Loving the herd life

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    Hahaha I hope he don't decide to leave
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    LOL so far he seems happy. If he wants out, not much I can do about it.
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :ep

    Won't he taste nasty?
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Nope, the way I feed him will clean him up. Plus they butchered his brother last year and he was a big hog too.
     
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    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    That is a lot of pork (as Mike makes the understatement of the day) :)
     
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    Southern by choice

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    I didn't know you could do that. I always wonder how nasty the wild hogs are in TX.
    I imagine since yours isn't wild it would be nearly that bad. He is huge.
    My DH really wants to do the helicopter thing... you know where they hunt them from the copter. Yeah it's like $3000 ! :ep

    One day I hope to gift him that... before he gets too old and can still see! :lol:

    We went to see some people that bought geese from us once... when we got there the pig had gotten out. Um... HUGE and I was pretty freaking terrified.
    Yeah, me and pigs- just NO. I think they are cute as babies though. :D
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    There’s so many wild hogs here that I think you could fly over them and machine gun them and be declared a hero. Or maybe lob bombs at them in a mass killing. The young ones are tasty, the old ones not so much.

    We bought two older hogs last year for $75 and kept them 36 days, took them to slaughter. I fed them corn soured in milk, hay with the soured corn juice poured over it and turnips. They made some fine meat and a LOT of it. LOL

    I’ll feed Wilbur well on milk soured corn, hay, alfalfa cubes, grass and weeds from the garden, and boiled eggs.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2018
    Baymule

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    I am feeding him a high roughage diet, that does a lot to help clean up the meat. This morning he was chewing on the goatweed that came in with the mulch. NOTHING eats goatweed! I knew he was craving greens, so I dug up a giant clump of grass from the garden, DH threw it over the fence.

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    I tossed him some rutabagas too.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2018
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    That is one big pig... Looks like his back line is just below the wired portion of the gate. Hope he doesn't decide he wants out...