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Pigs Revenge
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JIM WTX    Posted 01-09-2003 at 09:25:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, the day finally came when both pigs reached just over 200 lbs each. (The tape method of measuring pigs is very accurate.) Anyway,my neighbor came over with a livestock trailer to help me load up both pigs. I, being new to the loading and unloading of pigs, tried to force the little devils in and out of the trailer. About an hour later, I realized that trying to force a 200 lb animal to do anything is unwise as my lower back was hurting so bad that I could hardly walk. Next time I'll let them do the work with only a little prodding from me, and not try to manhandle them. You could tell that both pigs were in a state of shock as they made their way up the concrete ramp to the killing area at the processors. I kinda felt bad until I started thinking about smoked porkchops and grilled pork ribs. Anyway, I gave them a very comfortable life the 13 weeks that I raised them. In the end, they got their revenge on me because my back still hurts 5 days later.

Cindi    Posted 01-09-2003 at 15:06:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here's a pig story I was too tired to rewrite. Hope this link works.

Cindi    Posted 01-09-2003 at 15:08:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okay it's not working, surprise. It's in the forum at my web site titled porkchop.

Hogman******FUTILE ! ! !***************    Posted 01-09-2003 at 14:01:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Havin loaded many hundreds of tha critters I can state with absolute confidence that "180 Lbs of Human can no way move 230 Lbs of hog"without severe structural damage to said human body!
One creates an idea which tha hog believes ta be It's own and upon actin on said idea finds "it'self" where "You" wanted it ta be.

Ray    Posted 01-09-2003 at 13:11:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I still cant find a nice clean place that will butcher my chickens for me, I've been reading about it all day today and really dont want to do it myself, bad memories of my younger days....and I still hate killin' chickens. Dont know what I'll do this year

Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-10-2003 at 11:07:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just look at it like anything you do to get ready to eat. A salad doesn't just jump in the have to cut and tear it up until it's ready for consumption. Just that a chicken bleeds. Think about how good they'll taste...alot of times I deep-fry a chicken whole. 3.5 minutes a pound(give or take a minute or three). Deeelicious...Lynch

Dennis    Posted 01-09-2003 at 10:24:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We found that loading the hogs into and open (Hog Panel)trailer where they can see what's up front and along side really made it easier for us. Also we fed them "Treats" once in awhile (Blueberry bagels) and when it came time to load, my wife just put the bagels in the trailer and the hog walked into it to get the bagel. Very easy, very smooth.
Yes the PORK is Yummy. and we also give our porkers the best life while they are here.

SeaJ1877    Posted 01-09-2003 at 10:36:57       [Reply]  [Send Email] can yall do that??? I raised a hog a couple of years ago for butcher and when the time came I didn't eat any of it. Poor thing. I had 2 piney woods rooters I was raising since they were babies and just donated one to a trail ride group for lunch on a ride one day. But I took my own lunch that day.hehehe. I just can't eat the ones I raise. Even as much as I love bacon. yum.

Herkimer Neely, Sask.    Posted 01-09-2003 at 13:46:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup Sea, I know what you mean. I guess that's why I only raise saddle pigs for the ranch trade and bucking pigs for rodeo stock contractors. Better money, too.

DeadCarp - hey Herk --    Posted 01-09-2003 at 14:12:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
What ta heck you drinkin up there anyway? Oh how i hate to ask but "Saddle pigs"? man they must have some fine pitch in those trees you neen tappin!

When i was a kid the neighbor used a pig to round up the cows though - the kid steered him with a cane - kid had let the dog train him
and the cows paid attention when that little oinker came around too - he was serious :)

Herkimer Neely, Sask.    Posted 01-09-2003 at 21:59:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well DC, that neighbor kid was ahead of his time. We use a special pig bridle on 'em and over the last 28 years we've bred 'em up so they are about 14 hands tall. Once a rancher uses a good saddle pig on his place he'll never go back to horses. Buckin' pigs are something to see. They are much better buckers than bulls. We started th PBPR Association so you'll be seeing more bucking pig events. BTW we don't have too many trees up this way. It's the law, though, that every school library must have at least one picture of a tree.

Tom A    Posted 01-09-2003 at 11:38:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Way way back when, during some Army training we got starved for a few days in the woods. Then they gave us each an old hen and told us to butcher her and make dinner. Well, I killed her and cooked a nice dinner, but then couldn't eat it cuz I felt so bad about the whole affair!

but that was a lonnnng time ago, and I'm mostly grown up now. :-)

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