Type of Pigs Raised?

Discussion in 'General Pig Discussion' started by PF, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. PF

    PF Administrator Staff Member

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    What type of pigs do you raise? What do you like about them?
     
  2. JBLACK

    JBLACK New Member

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    always down eared pigs, mostlly pure bred ,spot,duroc, chester, but that will change a bit going to do some crossing with our chester gilts maybe duroc? or poland? ..gotta have floppy ears lol
     

  3. LlanoJoe

    LlanoJoe New Member

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    Hamps and crosses, Got to show these in Texas if you want to win.
     
  4. cmnb77

    cmnb77 New Member

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    I have hamps and berks love the hamp sow they are ez to work with and the berks are hardy

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  5. CesumPec

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    Two friendly mutts that walked onto a friend's pig farm a few months ago. It was a sow and her ?4? month old piglet. I'm leaning towards starting an all GOS operation late next year and these two are here mostly just to teach me not to do anything stupid.
     
  6. PF

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    Anyone have pictures of their pigs?
     
  7. PrairieDancerPigs

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    This is my sons gilt who won 1st at his county fair. His fair does not get enough breeding gilt's to have a championship show. The judge thought she will produce a nice litter. Her mother is a Duroc and is a Buck Cherry X Chuck Berry lineage and she is ***STRESS NEGATIVE***
    The boar we used was Heavy Hitter from Crane show pigs.
    Heavyweight x Steel Wheels x Power Look
    ***STRESS NEGATIVE***
    My son is currently trying to find the right boar to put with her.

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  8. 4EverMooreFarm

    4EverMooreFarm New Member

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    Second year doing Berks here. Hope to breed this fall.

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  9. PF

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    Can you re-post your image?
     
  10. PrairieDancerPigs

    PrairieDancerPigs New Member

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    Re-posted pic of my sons gilt,Flower
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  11. DoubleR

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    Hamps, Durocs and yorks. AI only anymore :) Pictures to come once I'm on my computer :)
     
  12. Dink

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    Hampshire and Yorkshire
     
  13. JBLACK

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    Here are some of this years fair pigs and our Chester gilts..:)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. Dink

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    Cross at 4 weeks
     
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  16. Tasso

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    My herd

    Have 4 400-500# Blue Butt sows with two of them having a 6week old litter now about to be weaned and sold. One 500-600# Yorkshire boar whom gives off very good litters per sow. And one show Duroc sow with her first litter on the ground now which we will keep 2 barrows and 1 gilt to show this year.
     

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  17. Tedski

    Tedski New Member

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    I've kept Hamptons and Yorkies, and I am considering moving into Pot Bellied Pigs.
     
  18. championlivestock

    championlivestock New Member

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    Hampshires, Yorkshires, Exotics and crosses. Would like to get a Berkshire this year. I've also had pot bellies, but now generally just keep a male PB to use as a teaser. Everything is AI.


    Robyn Scherer
    Owner, Champion Livestock
    www.championlivestock.com
     
  19. stormyday

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    ImageUploadedByPig Forum1385863323.052776.jpg ImageUploadedByPig Forum1385863338.588134.jpg ImageUploadedByPig Forum1385863361.553738.jpg here is a few pics of my yorks, they will be goin for a ride in a couple weeks
     
  20. Highlands

    Highlands Pastured Pigs in Vermont

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    We raise our own cross of Yorkshire x Berkshire x Large Black plus some other that we have been selectively breeding for over a decade to produce a hog that thrives on pasture in our cold climate with mothering skills, even temperament, marbling and excellent flavor.

    We also have lines of purebred Tamworth, Large Black and Berkshire.

    We select for no-taint so we don't have to do castration and fast growing animals. I strongly favor upright thicker ears because of our cold climate (droop ears frost bite more easily) and longer thicker legs for our rough mountain terrain. I also select for larger animals who do better out on pasture and in our cold winters. I like longer animals but actually got to the point where they were too long and have cut back on that a little. You can never have enough bacon or loin but there comes a point where the engineering of the suspension is not working...

    You can see photos of our pigs on our blog at:

    http://images.google.com/search?q=site:sugarmtnfarm.com+pigs&tbm=isch

    Cheers,

    -Walter Jeffries
    Sugar Mountain Farm
    Pastured Pigs, Sheep & Kids
    in the mountains of Vermont
    http://SugarMtnFarm.com/
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013