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.Originally posted by johnbron
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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 ig: business.
At the store yesterday I bought a fully cooked (Bone-In) Ham for 69-cents a pound. I could never raise a ig: that cheap.
Just found that amusing in a very morbid way I guess....Originally posted by Argee
The other I decided not to put the cost of surgery into her so we processed her.
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.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..
Now, that is QUITE morbid....I mean is the pig killed before the fiery execution or during? ----- I would rather my meat (I guess)Originally posted by slipshod
The pig drank all those beers on the ground,keeps it moist while cooking.