Starting the Build of Guinea Hog Pastures.

Discussion in 'Breeding, Raising, Feeding and Caring for Animals' started by Bryant RedHawk, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. 9anda1f

    9anda1f Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats on the new digs Bryant!
    I lived for about two years in a travel trailer ... kind of got me down to a set of essential items as there wasn't room for anything superfluous.
     
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    Hi Songbird, the main reason for changing tacks on the hogs was the health issues Wolf and I are having right now. That and the market here has fallen into the abyss, we have seen no one wanting to buy feeder hogs even, and the chef I was talking with has not expressed any further interest in offering guinea hog fare on his menu.
    So, I'm going to keep our registered pair and sell this current litter's males as roasters when they get to around 13 weeks old. I'll see if I can sell the gilts but if not they will become roasters as well. Fortunately there is still a market for registered AGH's. With our pair, I can always scale up fairly quickly later on.
     
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    i hope the health issues get sorted out, i know how they can
    get in the way of doing some things.

    mine right now are the usual spring allergies. i've managed to
    stay drug free by washing my face, rinsing out my eyes and
    sinuses and wiping down my hair if i haven't been wearing a
    hat [after i come in from outside]. that has kept me from getting
    too plugged up or the subsequent sinus infections.

    these days, two hours outside and i'm ready to come in and
    take a break. in a few more weeks after the allergies ease off
    i will get longer shifts in and it will be planting time.
     

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