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Transporting hogs
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Ray    Posted 04-23-2003 at 03:37:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need suggestions for transport finished hogs. This is my first experience I raised them by myself. They have managed to get free a couple of times but they were smaller and I managed to get them back in the pen. How do you handle them? What type of vehicle should I use?


Cindi    Posted 04-23-2003 at 04:02:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
A livestock trailer is best. Pigs as a rule don't like to make extreme transitions so the closer you can get the mouth of the trailer to the ground the better. Or back it up to a small hill or rise so that they can walk straight into it. Chute them into it, or bait them by putting feed inside, if one goes in the rest will follow.


Bill in TN    Posted 04-24-2003 at 14:50:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny you should ask Cindi! While working in the orient a few years back, I saw some pretty strange stuff. In china, the farmer feeds the hog all the beer mash it will eat. Soon the pig gets drunk and passes out. They load the pig on the back of a bicycle and haul him to market. One of the funniest thing I saw was, about half way to the market, the pig woke up, broke loose from the restraints and created quite a stir as it ran up and down the steet with 50 or more Chinese guys trying to catch it.....Give it a try, might work for you!


Cindi    Posted 04-24-2003 at 18:57:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I didn't ask, I answered, but oddly enough I find the thought of getting them tipsy to make weird sense. They never trust anything and are usually nervous when being moved..... maybe some peppermint schnappes. Smile.


wvbill    Posted 04-25-2003 at 13:16:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
a guy came here to get two big hogs once,he had a rock cage,like they put rocks in for fills. he had made a door and we just carried it in the field opened the door and put some food in and they walked right in. we rolled the cage to the truck and threw it in. easy!!!!


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