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Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2012, 01:42:07 pm »
 
Pigs now in cold store they weighed in at 79kg, 71kg and 78kg for the osbs and 63kg and 77kg for the saddlebacks. The back fat on the heaviest osb is about 1inch.
Picture shows the osb at 78kg.
Anne

Berkshire Boy

  • Joined May 2011
  • Presteigne, Powys
Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2012, 05:29:05 pm »
Well done Daisys mum good weights and nice amount of fat. :thumbsup:
Everyone makes mistakes as the Dalek said climbing off the dustbin.

Tamsaddle

  • Joined May 2011
  • Hampshire, near Portsmouth
Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2012, 09:41:15 am »
The weights and carcasses look excellent.   From the photo you posted of the OSB and a Saddleback I thought they might be less than that, especially the SB.   Did you by any chance take any girth, length or height measurements before they went off?    We have some going in about 2 weeks and for once I am going to try and remember to get the tape measure out beforehand so I can finally calibrate their calculated and real weights.   Tamsaddle

robert waddell

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Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2012, 11:41:31 am »
how did you measure the backfat :farmer:

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2012, 01:43:20 pm »
how did you measure the backfat :farmer:
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I didn't they were each labelled by the abattoir, they went to Spennymore
 
Tamsaddle I did not measure or weigh them before they went off I had allready decided that they looked right to me and our local pig farmer who was doing the transport agreed.
Anne

robert waddell

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Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2012, 01:47:42 pm »
ah they measured by probe :farmer:

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2012, 01:53:27 pm »
ah they measured by probe :farmer:
Ah I did wonder how they had done it, do you know if it is accurate?
Anne

robert waddell

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Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2012, 02:16:30 pm »
spot on  as far as i understand     mind it is only the back   where you would get the bacon from  as that is the only cut that is crucial    what is the backfat on the saddelbacks :farmer:

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Oxford Sandy & Blacks - When to Slaughter??
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2012, 07:30:49 pm »
 
The backfat on the saddlbacks is 23mm and 24mm
Anne

 

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