When would you purchase a pig for a show beginning the first of October

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When would you purchase a pig for a show beginning the first of October

Post by 3 G FARMS » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:28 pm

We are wanting to get a pig ready for the Mississippi State Fair in October. What is the birth time and purchase date of a pig to be ready for it. I am thinking a pig ready in April or first of may

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Re: When would you purchase a pig for a show beginning the first of October

Post by Pac » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:07 pm

In general, depending on frame size and genetics, a showpig should be around 250lbs by 6 months of age. That should help you as a guide. It's important that you buy good show pig genetics and have a feed program in place to achieve those results.

Our county fair is the first week in October and we buy pigs that are born mid to late March.

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