You can keep your pigs healthy and gaining weight by following some key recommendations. In this publication you'll learn about housing, feeding, and health considerations when raising feeder pigs, both for a traditional system and...
Gene Pirelli, Scott Duggan, Melissa Fery, Nathan Parker |
Dec 2019 |
OSU Extension Catalog
This website lists the official USDA grades and standards for feeder pigs. It is useful to compare the pigs you raise with the standards. You can use this information for improving your herd or marketing your hogs.
This presentation shows examples of slaughter swine and carcasses to go along with the official USDA descriptions from their websites on Slaughter Swine and Carcass Grades (https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/pork)
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Q: We purchased three 7-week old feeder pigs on the last day of August 2015 and one of the pigs was a non-castrated boy. We have heard that non-castrated male pigs get to an age that their hormones mature and their meat ...