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Leey

  • Joined Jan 2014
Slaughter age
« on: January 18, 2014, 04:10:52 pm »
Hi everyone I'm new to pig keeping just picked up two kunekunes and I didn't realise but there 14 month old is there a recommended age for slaughter as I've got them to clear my land and for food maybe breed just wondered what peoples experiences were thanks in advance.

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Slaughter age
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 04:17:49 pm »
My Kune- Kune pigs went to slaughter at 10 months as that was when they were ready. Depends on weight but by 14 months I would have thought well ready.

Leey

  • Joined Jan 2014
Re: Slaughter age
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 05:23:52 pm »
Ok thank you for the reply.

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Slaughter age
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 05:36:23 pm »
Rightly or wrongly, you sometimes see Kune Kune's advertised as non rooting pigs. :thinking:
« Last Edit: January 18, 2014, 07:13:48 pm by Bodger »

Leey

  • Joined Jan 2014
Re: Slaughter age
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 06:26:49 pm »
I heard around 2 years old they start rooting is this right? ???

Azzdodd

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Slaughter age
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 07:20:26 pm »
Pigs will root from about 3 weeks old  :innocent:

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Slaughter age
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 10:32:04 pm »
Mine were rooting at a few months old not that it bothers me, its what pigs do.

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Slaughter age
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 08:48:07 am »
You can stop them rooting quite easily.  Keep them on concrete! ;D

 

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