Up until a couple of years ago I would buy 3 to 5 weaners (young pigs) in the spring and raise them during the summer to get them to market weight. They typically started in the 25 to 30 pound weight and ended up at around 210 to 250 pounds by slaughter time (first week in November). It was always an experience to say the least.
I quit a couple of years ago because it was getting hard to locate them in the spring. It seems that all of the growers around here were getting out of the business for one reason or another. The farmer that I used to buy them from had a major fire and his whole complex burned to the ground. He lost over 3000 pigs in a couple of hours.
The last time I bought some I had to travel to Maryland to find some of the breed that I wanted that didn't cost a fortune. I've been thinking about checking out the current prices and maybe raising a couple this summer. I just don't know how the new wife will respond to this. :confused:
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