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Raising pigs size quesion

post #1 of 6
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I am raising a couple pigs and I want to make Bacon.  Anyone have an idea how large i should let them get before I butcher them?  They are Chester White hogs.  I was thinking about butchering them at 7 months.  They will be around 300lbs at that time.

 

Thoughts?

post #2 of 6

Type this in Google    butcher size for pigs  There are many links with sizes and times.

 

Gary

post #3 of 6

Back when I was into that sort of thing, I let mine grow to 225 to 250 lb. Never had a bad one.

post #4 of 6

I have raised a few and usuakky took them to 225 to 250lbs...

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the quick responces,  Looks like 4 months to 1 year is the time frame.  They are about 4 months old right now and I am betting they are every bit of 200lbs.  They wont hold still so i can measure them.

post #6 of 6

Just dont let them get over 300 had 1 get to 360 once and it was extremely fatty. 250  is ideal

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