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My pigs weight
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Brittany    Posted 02-14-2003 at 10:11:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi I'm in FFA with two market pigs. I have to write a letter to advertise these pigs so people will want to come and bid on them at the fair auction. Now on this letter I have to say the aproximate weight that these pigs are going to get and I have no idea how to do this. People have been telling me that there is some kind of an equation to figure how big they'll get by how much food they eat, but nobody can tell me the exact equation. I keep track of how many pounds of food I'm putting into them, but I was just wondering if anyone could tell me a way or and equation to figure out how big these guys will get. Thanks!

Ron/PA    Posted 02-14-2003 at 10:27:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Brittany, and congratulations on your FFA project. Here is an equation that was posted here, and that I have used for several years. I hope this is some help in the furture.

How to Weigh a Pig Without a Scale

Measure the heart girth (i.e., the upper torso, or chest).
Measure the length of the body from right between the ears to the base of the tail.
Here is the calculation;
Heart Girth x Heart Girth x Length divided by 400 = the weight of the pig.

Rich    Posted 02-14-2003 at 10:40:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Using this calculation, I would be a 223.56 lb pig.

Luckily, I am only a 185 lb pig.

I should work to get back to being a 160 lb pig.

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