2nd October 2019

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How much weight do you lose when you butcher a pig?

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.

Keeping this in consideration, how long does it take to get a pig to slaughter weight?

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.

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.
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