Today we were blessed with 6 piglets on our homestead. Although we were hoping for more, these 6 are healthy and all 6 are eating well. All of these are already sold and we have a waiting list beginning for our next set of piglets. If you are interested, please message us through facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We sell piglets for $150 at 8 weeks old, or have us raise them for you for 8 months for $800. You will still need to pay the butcher fee of about $265 at the end of the 8 months.
The most accurate way to measure the weight of a pig is to use a specialist pig weigh. However, these can be expensive and if you only have a few pigs to weigh and a high degree of accuracy is not necessarily needed, we explain how to obtain a good estimate of a pigs weight using only a measuring tape and a calculator.
IMPERIAL – Weight of your pig in POUNDS
Obtain a fabric measuring tape or a piece of string to use as a measure. If using string mark the dimensions on the string and then measure the dimensions using a steel tape measure.
Place the tape/string under the pig just behind the front legs and measure the circumference of the pigs girth in inches. This measurement is known as theHeart Girth (see graphic)
Then measure the Length of the pig along its back from the base of its ears to the base of its tail, again in inches. (see graphic)
To calculate the pigs weight, first square the Heart Girth to get the Girth Result.
Now Multiply the Girth Result by the Length and DIVIDE by 400.
You now have the weight of your pig in Pounds.
Porky Pig has a Heart Girth of 50 inches and a Length of 40 inches.
Squaring the Heart Girth (50 x 50) = 2500 = Girth Result
Multiply the Girth Result (2500) by the Length (40) and divide by 400 = 250 Pounds.
Pay in full: $720 ($90/month) (additional processing fee payable to the butcher house)
or monthly: $100/month for 8 months due on the 1st of the month. (additional processing fee payable to the butcher house)
The fees cover the piglet cost (initial $150 fee), food and other fees associated with taking care of your swine. You can swing by anytime to visit your pig and see its growing progress. There is an additional fee to the processor for butchering.
If you are interested, please let us know through our facebook page and get on our waiting list for a spring or fall pig. www.facebook.com/krisandlarry