Pigs are a growing

They are still in the cute phase.

They are still in the cute phase.

We’ve had our pigs about 45 days (I’m guessitmating).  They are surely growing, but at different rates.  One pig is the biggest, one is medium, and one is still small.  This is normal for pigs to grow at different rates as one always turns out to be more dominant.  The dominant pig eats more food than the others.  He doesn’t know the concept of equality or sharing.  There is quite a difference between our largest and smallest pig.

Side view of the size difference

Side view of the size difference

You’d think the dominant pig is the winner, but really he is just bossing his way to be the first one to slaughter.  Then a couple weeks later, the next bigger pig will be slaughtered when he reaches butchering weight.  Then finally, the smallest pig will be able to eat his way to slaughter.

I’ve read pigs can be ready for slaughter in 150 days.  I am not sure we’ll reach that target, but I’ll keep you posted.

Notice their trough in the picture?  Hubby built that.  He’s pretty handy.  Notice all the grapefruits on the ground?  Pigs don’t like citrus.  Our free pig barrel was full of grapefruits so we offered them, but the pigs just pushed them away.  I’ve got about thirty grapefruits if anyone wants dibs!  😉