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welshlass181

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2011, 08:53:31 pm »
My Kune crosses are crossed with GOS and if i am honest i have to idea how big they are going to get.  I've got 1 bigger sow who is going to slaughter at the end of the month and as i am new to this i have no idea what quantity of meat i will bring home from her.  I might find that when the ones that i have are fully grown i might jst stay with what i have.  Will have a looksie on Friday at what breeds are there x

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2011, 09:11:22 pm »
My favorite weaners to buy are Middlewhite, next Berkshire.  Berkshire are the nicest to keep but Middlewhites are the best meat (IMO)  I did have a couple of White Welsh x and they were very good, and I keep meaning to try the White Welsh again

all the best
Sue
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Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2011, 09:25:05 pm »
My Kune crosses are crossed with GOS and if i am honest i have to idea how big they are going to get.  I've got 1 bigger sow who is going to slaughter at the end of the month and as i am new to this i have no idea what quantity of meat i will bring home from her.  I might find that when the ones that i have are fully grown i might jst stay with what i have.  Will have a looksie on Friday at what breeds are there x

Just be careful not to overfeed (not easily done when the little darlings are so cute  ;)) they run to  get fat so easily.  I call mine for their feed - the fittest/slimmest ones get there first, so get more food - my reckoning is if they can't run, then they're too fat, so can do without  ;)
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherdkunekune.com

welshlass181

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2011, 11:18:10 pm »
My Kune crosses are crossed with GOS and if i am honest i have to idea how big they are going to get.  I've got 1 bigger sow who is going to slaughter at the end of the month and as i am new to this i have no idea what quantity of meat i will bring home from her.  I might find that when the ones that i have are fully grown i might jst stay with what i have.  Will have a looksie on Friday at what breeds are there x

Just be careful not to overfeed (not easily done when the little darlings are so cute  ;)) they run to  get fat so easily.  I call mine for their feed - the fittest/slimmest ones get there first, so get more food - my reckoning is if they can't run, then they're too fat, so can do without  ;)

Only my penned in males get fed hard feed and hay daily now.  The females that are out in the field get a handfull of nuts just to get them out of the way while we feed the boys.  3 of the Kune boars are being castrated at the end of the month, the 3 young boars will be going to slaughter also at the end of the month and the 2 wearner boars that i have will be boarding with the castrated ones until they are big enough to justify slaughter.  I got a BIG female (last week) who is on a strict diet as she is very overweight and rather spoiled.  Won't feed the girls much for a good few months or until they turn the land.  The biggest boar that we're keeping (well all of them) are a touch overweight and can do with shedding some fat.  The young slaughter boars need to put on some weight ready for slaughter.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2011, 11:51:14 pm »
I call mine for their feed - the fittest/slimmest ones get there first, so get more food - my reckoning is if they can't run, then they're too fat, so can do without  ;)

I love that!  Reminded me of an old friend who had a cat called Square because he was as wide as long.  He was fed on top of the fridge; when he couldn't jump up there any more he was unable to eat so lost weight until he could jump up again.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2011, 07:41:18 am »
I call mine for their feed - the fittest/slimmest ones get there first, so get more food - my reckoning is if they can't run, then they're too fat, so can do without  ;)

I love that!  Reminded me of an old friend who had a cat called Square because he was as wide as long.  He was fed on top of the fridge; when he couldn't jump up there any more he was unable to eat so lost weight until he could jump up again.

 ;D ;D ;D
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherdkunekune.com

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2011, 08:37:49 am »
Wonder if that would work for Digby ?

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Weaner for xmas
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2011, 08:41:41 am »
Wonder if that would work for Digby ?

 ;D ;D ;D
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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