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These are the pigs I'm raising for market. I've had them since June. They have a date with destiny on the 18th. I've named them, There is Hambone, Bacon, Pork Chop,Bacon Bits and Breakfast.
 

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:pig:`S :pig:`S :pig:`S.

Pigs are neat & fun to raise animals as long as you never feed them meat. I had as many as 27 at one time that I raised until it got to expensive and I dumped the :pig: business.

At the store yesterday I bought a fully cooked (Bone-In) Ham for 69-cents a pound. I could never raise a :pig: that cheap.
 

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Pigs are neat & fun to raise animals as long as you never feed them meat. I had as many as 27 at one time that I raised until it got to expensive and I dumped the :pig: business.

At the store yesterday I bought a fully cooked (Bone-In) Ham for 69-cents a pound. I could never raise a :pig: that cheap.
I'm not raising these pigs to save any money. God knows, this is the most expensive pork I've ever bought. I started with eight and am now down to five. Lost one to pneumonia and two others had prolapsed rectums. One of those had surgery at the vets, brought her home and found her dead the next day. The other I decided not to put the cost of surgery into her so we processed her. I got 30LBS. of sausage.

I raise them because I enjoy it and I know what is and what isn't going into them and ultimately into me.
 

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nice Argee. They are kind of cute though... i dont know if i could bring them to slaughter.... i guess id rather not see my meat brutally killed prior to my enjoying it...


Do you get a lot of meat from each pig? what do you think it cost' per pound to do it.. it may cost more but i am sure they are raised better than store bought ones..
 

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The other I decided not to put the cost of surgery into her so we processed her.
Just found that amusing in a very morbid way I guess....
What happened to ole' Missy --- We processed her and here she is ---- HMMM Bacon....

(WELL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT --- THIS IS POST #666 FOR ME!!!)
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Can you tell me from which parts of the pig do they get like the HAM, PORK CHOPS, BACON, ETC?

Making me hungry --- I don't think I could have pigs --- I would want to eat them all. :D

Andy :pig:
 

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Originally posted by simple_john

nice Argee. They are kind of cute though... i dont know if i could bring them to slaughter.... i guess id rather not see my meat brutally killed prior to my enjoying it...

Do you get a lot of meat from each pig? what do you think it cost' per pound to do it.. it may cost more but i am sure they are raised better than store bought ones..
I wouldn't say brutally killed. It's not like they're bludgeoned to death. A well placed bullet, slit their throats, it's all over in seconds. I know that may sound cold, but I raise them for that purpose. They are not pets. I give them food names so I don't lose sight of where they're going.

Pigs will go to slaughter when they are 200 - 250LBS. They will yield 50-60% of usable meat and bones.
 

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The pig drank all those beers on the ground,keeps it moist while cooking.
 

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Originally posted by slipshod
The pig drank all those beers on the ground,keeps it moist while cooking.
Now, that is QUITE morbid....I mean is the pig killed before the fiery execution or during? ----- I would rather my meat (I guess)
look less like an animal half-baked to death with a fiery crisp hide and smoked head. Or is it just me? :skull: :skull: :skull:

Dunno...It might be fun for the Tractorforum.com party. ----- :pig:

Andy
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Andy,
You are pulling my leg right? Of course the pig is butchered before it is roasted. In fact it is a lot more work to get a pig ready for the spit .They have to be scraped to remove any hair or bristle on the skin.
When you roast one like that a lot of people at the party think oooh I'm not eating that poor thing,until they smell it cooking.When it is done you have to beat them back,just to slice it up.
 

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Slipshod,

I figured you all knew I was kidding since Louisiana/Cajuns are known for Cochon de lait. This is one of Acadiana's most famous and most delectable dishes -- marinated, pit-roasted young suckling pig, sliced thin and served with gravy, on a plate or on a po-boy. The mere aroma of this dish is enough to make your knees buckle, not to mention the taste. I was just trying to get the goat stirred up and have some fun. In Louisiana, it is a special treat!!! :pig: :pig: :pig:

Andy
 

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Andy,
Bar-be-que is me,if it runs ,flies, or swims,it goes over the charcoal and hickory chips
 

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As a matter of fact I get to go to a lot of parties because of my roasting skills.:eat:
 

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what other animals (game or farm) do you guys like to chow down on?

Some of the ones I've tried:

Deer
Black Bear
Rabbit
Moose (the best of the bunch)
Elk
Squirrel
Snake
Bison
Wild Turkey (the game animal)
Wild Turkey (the bourbon)
Pheasant
Duck
Geese

Just about anything I will try, but most I won't eat after initially trying.
 

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Your list plus add possom,raccoon,and muskrat.
 

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Andy

It is good practice ,say a lot and maybe say nothing at all.Someday I want to run for office.
 
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