I tried posting last night. Not sure it was successful...so attempting again. I purchased 3 gilts and 3 barrows at 6 weeks old on July 14. Originally intended to process all but have since thought of keeping a couple of the gilts for breeding in the early spring of 2015. They are presently around 120 or so weight wise. My hope is to have them topped out by end of Dec/ first of Jan. If the weather is right ( a big if) I would have four of these processed at that time. Last week I purchased a registered Hereford boar at 70 lbs born on July 10. I have him segregated within the lot as the gilts are aggressive toward him. My question is can he be put with the other six at some point or should he be kept separate? I do not believe he will be ready to do any breeding until spring due to his age and size...but correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks much for any suggestions!