Raising pigs size quesion

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by nakom, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. nakom

    nakom Fire Starter

    I am raising a couple pigs and I want to make Bacon.  Anyone have an idea how large i should let them get before I butcher them?  They are Chester White hogs.  I was thinking about butchering them at 7 months.  They will be around 300lbs at that time.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Type this in Google    butcher size for pigs   There are many links with sizes and times.

    Gary
     
  3. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Back when I was into that sort of thing, I let mine grow to 225 to 250 lb. Never had a bad one.
     
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I have raised a few and usuakky took them to 225 to 250lbs...
     
  5. nakom

    nakom Fire Starter

    Thanks for the quick responces,  Looks like 4 months to 1 year is the time frame.  They are about 4 months old right now and I am betting they are every bit of 200lbs.  They wont hold still so i can measure them.
     
  6. Just dont let them get over 300 had 1 get to 360 once and it was extremely fatty. 250  is ideal
     

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