Piglets with sow at the farm we purchased them from
Last week we added 2 pigs to our homestead. We have never raised pigs before so this will be a true learning experience for us. We found these pigs posted on craigslist. We purchased them for $45 a piece and the drive was about 1 1/2 hours away.
The farmer estimated this sow to weigh around 400 lbs
Our plan for the pigs are to raise them for 5-6 months until hopefully they reach a weight of 200-225 lbs. At that point we plan to have them slaughtered and butchered.
Piglets in a large dog kennel ready for the ride home
Piglets at their new home
I plan on posting more details soon about their enclosure and our plan to raise them in a rotational pasture/forest type setting. So far my enclosure has keep them contained and they seem to be happy rooting and digging a new garden area for us.