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Sold My Boar Today (sniff)
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Larry    Posted 09-08-2002 at 15:34:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I've been working on getting out of the farrowing business of hog farming.I know it sounds funny,but you can't quit something like this cold turkey.Right Hogfarmer?? Well anyway I thought I would farrow my sows one last time before I sell them. Since these are only second litter sows I really didn't want to sell them to the packer right away,so I found a neighboring farmer to buy them. The deal we made was he was going to sell his old stock off and I was going to sell him mine at whatever he got for his. He came and got the boar today and the price was only 4 a pound. Wouldn't that make a grown man cry?


Ron/PA    Posted 09-09-2002 at 06:05:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lemme see here once,,,,
$.04 Per Lb. for the boar,
$3.70 Per Bu. for corn, local market price,,
The boar eats,,,,, times ,,,,, equals,,,,,
Less coffee, beer, and sherry breaks,,,,,,,
Looks like a real good time to get out,,
Congratulations, your a winner!!!
Ron


Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-08-2002 at 18:54:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
My cousin used to raise hogs. He said they didn't smell bad when the price was up. But when it was low, they sho was some stinking thangs!


Larry    Posted 09-08-2002 at 18:57:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Right now they smell pretty bad. Looks like I'm shoveling corn and hog poop for nothing this summer.


Hogman    Posted 09-08-2002 at 17:35:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Certainly dealing with Your neighbor like that is the smart thing for You both.

Mercy, if They're bringin high prices like that Larry think I'll get back in,was still workin on My first Million when I got out and looks like it'ud be no time atall------minds Me of a time onct up above nome raisin pasture chickins--- winter Ya noe, had ta put flashlites on em so's they could see ta eat what with it bein dark'n all


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-09-2002 at 07:13:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hogman, if I needed a Guard Dog you know what I'd be buying, even at these sky high price$.
Later Bob


Larry    Posted 09-08-2002 at 17:41:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I see I got your name wrong in my post.Sorry about that.

4 a pound isn't as bd as a few years ago. I got 2 a pound for the boar I sold then. I don't think I ever got that first miilion dollars spent on the hog business. I'll have to find something else to spend it on now.


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