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PIGS
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Richard C    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:25:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just read down below about Cindi's P&C stock. It got me to thinkin. You know I like pigs. My grandpa raised them on a small scale when I was a kid. (I'm not old this was about 15-20 years ago) any way. Is there any money in pigs? You know if you goto the grocery Pork is HIGH. But from what I have seen in my area there is just no money in small scale pig farmin. Everyone down here is into cattle. I guess if you raise pigs nowa days its just for personal use and for fun. Am I right? Anyway one day I will have a few pigs first I have to get a few acres. I guess I was just wondering if anyone on here sales their pigs or what. I guess I am just ramblin.
Oh by the way Its nice to meet yall. My name is Richard, I live in South Central Texas. I have been hangin around in the back groud of this forum readin and laughin at some of the crazy s--t yall talk about. Anyhow I decided to right and say Hi.

Richard C


Dennis    Posted 02-28-2003 at 20:53:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our hogs cost us approx $2.00lb (High) after all is said and done and we cannot buy pork that tasty for that price in a store. So in essence we are making money. We raise sheep also and lamb is VERY expensive in the market so we make money there also. feed them out on grass only
Same with eggs cause we sell enough to pay the winter feed bill and hatch our own chicks so nada cost. We haven't purchased any meat in any store since last nov and won't have to.

BTW, we moved from Spring Tx to Arkansas last year.
Spent a lifetime in Texas LOL


Burlgoat    Posted 02-28-2003 at 17:04:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Richard, thers not any money to be made raising pigs in centralTexas.I live close to Jewett & have a farm by Fairfield.Last pigs sold on average of $35.00 per head weighed about 75-90# each.


Les...fortunate    Posted 02-28-2003 at 15:28:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe if you don't have to pay for their feed. There is a guy about 30 miles south of me that claims to make money on pigs. He feeds them "swill" from the college and from big supermarkets. I believe he finishes them on grain.
It wouldn't bother me a bit to eat a swill fed pig. What they call swill is really very high quality food. But some people are put off by it.


kraig WY    Posted 02-28-2003 at 14:52:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends alot on if you can grow your own feed. Its too dry here so I had to haul feed from Belle Fouche (98 miles). I lost money big time. Now I just keep 4 H pigs, they pay (for the kids anyway).


Old Sarge    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:39:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pigs used to be called the mortgage lifters, because that's what they were. Most were farm butchered, curedf smoked and sold by the farmer himself. Town folks would go to the country to buy a side of bacon, ham, sow belly, jowl or whatever as the hunger or need arose.

Anymore I don't know. If you had a following, you could probably do all right.

Wher do you live? I was raised in Brownwood, up in Brown County, where every 3rd person you met was some kin to me.


Richard C    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:50:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ole Sarge. I live a good ways off from you. I'm down In Bryan. Been here all my life.


No money    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:35:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
in pigs cattle chickens.Mostly for friends and family.Just for the pride and qualty of product.Want to make some money plant snow corn not many doing this.It's going to be a real crowd pleaser.


Cindi    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:42:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think we have enough pigs to fit into the statistics, 12 sows and six gilts, two boars and thirty two litle squealers at the moment. We are still building and looking for markets so it's hard to say yet.


Juliana    Posted 02-28-2003 at 21:36:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi...if you want to sell some pork to me, I'll buy some. How would you get it here, to Orlando, though? I'd love some chops, bacon, ham and ribs. Got a freezer almost empty, just waiting to be filled up!


Cindi    Posted 03-01-2003 at 05:09:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, relatively speaking, you're just around the corner. Now's the time if you want a little pig or two beofre they go up in price. Right now they're twenty five dollars, which is pretty cheap, e mail me if you want to come see them and I'll give you directions, right now they would fit in a cat carrier. We're about an hour SW of you.


Richard C    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:48:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds to me that you are off to a good start though. As I remember pigs are smart animals and very stubborn. My Grandpa had one that would get out and follow him around. Had a hard time finding out how she was getting out. If you whipped her to try to get her to go back in she would just stop and stand still. There was no moving her then. It was halarious to me as a kid. Kind of pissed of grandpa though.


Cindi    Posted 02-28-2003 at 13:22:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
No doubt they are tough as they can be. A donkey ain't got nothin' on them as far as stubborn either.


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