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Price for sows
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Ray    Posted 07-01-2003 at 03:42:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I raised two sows that I want to sell. They are about 6 months old. How can I find out what a fair price is?

Larry    Posted 07-01-2003 at 14:51:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]

If your pigs have never been breed they are still called gilts. When I sell butcher hogs to people for their freezers I charge a straight 50 per pound on the hoof. I used to sell the pigs at what ever the market was at that time,but after the market went down to 8 I decided to get what they were worth instead of what the market was. I havn't lost any customers either. They are more than happy to pay the price.

Tom A    Posted 07-01-2003 at 04:46:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can get an idea of local prices by checking auction reports...I know both our local papers carry weekly reports for all the commodities sold around here from corn to hogs and hay.


Cindi    Posted 07-01-2003 at 04:53:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Six months is a good age for slaughter, they should be in the neighborhood of 200 lbs, depending on the breed. We sell ours, at that size between a hundred and a hundred and twenty dollars if someone comes here looking, but if we took them to auction they may not fetch more than fifty dollars. I think though, that we are the only ones within forty miles or so that sell domestic raised hogs, that's what we keep hearing, and when someone wants a BBQ pig, we're the closest, so I don't know if that price would hold up elsewhere.

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