How many times can a pig get pregnant in a year?
Pregnancy lasts for 3 months 3 weeks and 3 days. A well fed sow will produce at least 10 piglets (litter) from each pregnancy and may have 2 litters each year. After studying this unit you should be able to: 1 Care for the pregnant sow.
A piglet usually feeds from its mother until it is four to six weeks old and weighs about 25 pounds. Then it begins to eat feed grain and is known as a feeder pig. It takes about six months for a pig to reach market weight of 250 pounds.
- The pigs were processed at home, so there was no cost for slaughter or butchering, but slaughter generally costs about $60 plus another $100 for butchering. Finished hanging weight was approximately 150 pounds per pig, which means about $2.50 per pound hanging weight.
- Store also carries charcoal and lighter fluid, roasting pans and several flavors of sauces. Price of whole pigs varies by size: 20 to 30 pounds, $3.29 per pound; 60 to 70 pounds, $2.19 per pound; 80 pounds and up, $1.99 per pound.
- Most pig farmers buy “weaners,” piglets about two or three months old that are no longer reliant on their mother's milk; they then raise the pigs to slaughter weight (typically about 250 pounds), which on factory-style farms is attained by the time they're 6 months old.
On average about 57% of a hog make it from the pen to the pan. A 250 lb. hog will yield approximately 144 lbs of retail cuts. Around 28% of a hog's live weight is inedible product re- moved during the slaughter and dressing procedure bringing our 250 lb.
- The belly, as Jonas' image showed, is a small part of the pig. The Oklahoma ag extension says that swine produce just less than ten percent of on-the-hoof weight in the Fresh Side Bacon primal cut, from which we get Fresh Side Bacon, Salt Pork and Smoked Bacon.¹ Their example shows: 250 pounds on the hoof, or.
- As a pig gets larger there is more fat to trim off. A typical slaughter weight is between 250-300 pounds. A 250lb pig will yield on average about 180 lbs of hanging weight. If you just take the prime cuts you will get about 120lbs of meat in the freezer.
- After field-dressing, the average deer weighs between 75 and 125 pounds. You probably won't want to eat the head, feet, hide, or bones. You'll also want to trim off the fat. Bottom line: On average, slightly less than half of a deer's field-dressed weight will be lean, boneless meat.
Updated: 2nd October 2019