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Smaller breed of hogs??? what breed should i go wi
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kyle    Posted 03-14-2004 at 16:44:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was wondering what are some smaller breeds of hogs i just moved onto a new place and my building and pens dont allow me to have my yorkshires i have had so i need a little smaller pig was wondering if you guy had some suggestions or info i loved my giant yorkshire but by the time i would put them in the small hog house i have there would be no room i have seen some smaller pigs before with black spots on them i dont know what they are but i liked them i thought they were poland chinas but there not anyways any help would be great

thanks!!


SHeiserman    Posted 03-14-2004 at 18:37:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Duroc, Hampshire, and Berkshire are the most common medium to large hogs around here. They all seem to do well outside if those are your plans. I'm with Kyle, I like Duroc the best. The Tamworth breed doesn't get very big, but hard to find.


Go Duroc    Posted 03-14-2004 at 16:53:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best pig ever


Cindi    Posted 03-15-2004 at 03:25:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never knew Durocs were comsidered a small breed of pigs. We have a sow that runs in the neigborhood of five fifty and a boar that weighs about a hundred pounds more.


SHeiserman    Posted 03-15-2004 at 15:08:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
The first boar I bought was a Duroc. I sold him a few years later at 950 lbs. If I knew he was that heavy I would have kept him for the fair. Just sold 5 york X duroc sows (white in color) that weighed in at 700-725 lbs. My experience has been Durocs are a smaller, heavier muscled breed than the typical white breeds. They get just as heavy, just don't get as long or tall. Genetics plays a role, and my pigs are nothing special or "pure bred". They do score very well in the ph test with Niman ranch, though.


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