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When should I sell my pigs?

Time of Sale Weaners are traditionally sold when they are six weeks or ten to twelve weeks old. Animals can be sold at anytime, but weaners are traditionally sold sold at six weeks when they weigh 9 to 10kg to boost cash flow, or at 10 to 12 weeks when they weigh about 25kg.

How many months before you can sell a pig?

Through a consistent feeding cycle, you grew the pigs until they reach 90kg before selling them. A young starter pig can cost around 1,600 to 2,000 Pesos. It will take approximately three months of feedings before the pig can be sold.

How much should I sell my pig for?

Market pigs sell for between $2.00 and $4.00 a pound with an average price of $3.50 per pound. So if you want to buy 80 pound piglet you will pay for it about $280.

How much is a full grown pig worth?

Finished hanging weight was approximately 150 pounds per pig, which means about $2.50 per pound hanging weight. Local farms charge $4 per pound hanging weight, and then charge the buyer for slaughtering and butchering fees on top of that. The same pig, purchased from a local farm would have cost around $600.

Which breed of pig is most profitable?

According to, the pig breed that’s most profitable is the Berkshire. This is followed by Chester Whites and Durocs. Many families take on raising these breeds for 4-H and FFA.

What food makes pigs grow faster?

Give your pig feeds with a high fat content.

  • Skim milk, yogurt, and dairy are also foods that can increase pig fat.
  • Sweet foods with high sugar content — donuts, candy, and cupcakes — can also rapidly increase your pig’s weight.

How much does a butchered pig cost?

Home Raised Pork: What Are The Butchering Costs?

What you are paying for Cost
Slaughter fee for pigs less than 300 pounds $100/each
Slaughter fee for pigs more than 300 pounds $0.60/pound
Curing and smoking $0.70/pound
Organic $0.30/pound

What is the cheapest way to feed pigs?

One of the cheapest ways to feed your pigs is to find a day-old bread store or your local bakery. Some bakeries will sell you their day-old products extremely cheap or for free just to get them out of their way.

How much does it cost to feed a pig for 6 months?

Up here in the north country, winter is long and cold, and that’s 6 months of eating at around $2.50 of feed per pig per day. That’s another $450 per pig to keep them through the winter. A 7-month-old pig on pasture in early winter. She’s already eating nearly twice as much feed as in the summer months.

What breed of pig tastes the best?

Why is Mangalitsa, the World’s Best-Tasting Pork, More Expensive?

  • Most Mangalitsa pigs are raised in different conditions than typical factory-farmed hogs are.
  • Mangalitsa pork chops taste as good as they do because of intra-muscular fat and richer meat taste.

What are the easiest pigs to keep?

The best breeds of pigs for keeping at home

  • Large Black.
  • Pietrain.
  • Duroc.
  • Large White.
  • A popular commercial breed that originates from Yorkshire, very strong b ut straightforward to rear. They have all-white skin and produce good lean meat. Tamworth.
  • Gloucester Old Spot.
  • Swallow-bellied Mangalitza.
  • Welsh.

What is the best thing to feed pigs?

Pigs can eat all kinds of scraps, or leftover food such as mealie-pap, bread, vegetables, fruit and pig pellets. Real pig pellets are, however, the best feed. Do not only feed one vegetable (such as cabbage), because pigs need a varied diet to stay healthy.

Is it good practice to sell pigs for profit?

When selling to private markets, you may not be as affected by the commodity pricing as you would be selling to large hog grower operations, or at the auctions. However, when investing in any market product, it’s good practice to follow the trends and pricing. Many farmers start their livestock operations by raising pigs for profit.

How much does it cost to sell a piglet?

Well they are only 6 weeks old now. People started asking before we even bought piglets. They are outside in a pasture pen with grain. Honestly he didn’t make much money last time so he was hoping for more this round. I wouldn’t sell it for a flat fee per side. We charge $4.00 a lb hanging weight for pastured heritage pork to the DC market.

How big do feeder pigs have to be to be sold?

Feeders are sold to other producers or farms that want to grow them to market weight. This would seem to be your most effective selling point. The feeder pigs will not have a considerable feed cost in them at this point. Growing/finishing hogs weigh over 50 pounds and are being fed for market weight.

How much does it cost to start a pig farm?

Fencing, housing, and the electric line supplies are the fixed costs to get started. For example, if you spend $600 on these structural items, and assume they will provide four years of service without replacement cost, your infrastructure cost is $150 per year. This figure is an estimate of course because repairs are often unforeseen occurrences.