Q&As Pigs

Raising Pigs 101

How long does it take to raise a pig for slaughter?

The average meat pig weighing 50 lbs. (22 kg) being 7 weeks old will have a weight of 230 lbs. (100 kg) being 20 weeks old. The market weight differs from breed to breed, but most pigs are slaughtered at 250 lbs. being 22-27 weeks old.

What are the best pigs breeds to raise for meat?

Berkshire, Yorkshire, Poland China and Chester White are famous meat pig breeds that can thrive in an average environment.

What is the pig’s normal rectal temperature?

101.6–103.6 °F  (38.7–39.8 °C)

At what age is the average pig ready to reproduce?

6-7 months old

How long are pigs pregnant?

115 days

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