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Feeder Pigs 2017

Discussion in 'Everything Else Pigs' started by Baymule, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Jun 19, 2017
    OneFineAcre

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    Like I said a pure hog killing machine you are.
     
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    Baymule

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    I didn't kill the pigs. Our neighbor is a Viet Nam vet and was a sharpshooter. Who better to shoot the hog? One shot and the hog dropped like a rock.

    This is the last one for a long time. Might get feeder pigs again in fall of 2018. Spot probably weighed over 300 pounds on the hoof, that's a lot of meat for the freezer.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Gal, that is one BIG pig!!! :ep
     
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    Mike CHS

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    That is a lot of pork. Our half of the steer we processed came out to 350 pounds and filled our biggest freezer.
     
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    Baymule

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    I'm going to cut it into pork roast, cut the loins into boneless chops, sausage-pan and smoked link, and bacon. We're not that crazy over ham, so we won't miss it.

    I love a pork roast, I cut slits in the meat and insert garlic cloves on both sides of the roast, rub with powdered ginger and pop in the oven. :drool Make some brown gravy and mashed 'taters.....:thumbsup
     
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    luvmypets

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    :drool We are finishing our hogs, only a few more weeks :fl
     
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    OneFineAcre

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    Since you are cutting out the loin and having boneless chops
    What are you doing with those back bones ?
     
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    OneFineAcre

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    Another thing
    We had to make the appointment for the steers 3 months in advance
    You said the slaughterhouse couldn't take your hogs until
    Aug 29th
    Is this a nationwide thing about demand for slaughtering and butchering
    I know it's a tough business but it seems to have more demand than supply
     
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    Baymule

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    We tossed the backbone. It didn't have much left on it by the time I got through with it. Why?
     
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    Baymule

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    We use a Mennonite owned slaughter facility. They are honest, fairly priced and the boys (teenagers) are taking over the business from their father. We are taking 3 lambs there in September.