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Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:57:20 pm »
My 4 Saddlebacks went off last Monday morning and are now awaiting the butchers attention, they weighed in at 90kg with 17mm of back fat, 79kg with 11 mm of fat, 72 and 69kg with 15mm of fat so I am very pleased with this lot, it doesn't surprise me that one was so much heavier as he was much bigger as an 8 week old weaner.
My son isn't happy about us having a year off as I wanted and recons as they have gone so early this time that he can get the field right for next year especially if we don't get them until June.
Anne

bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 07:00:12 pm »
sounds like a good lot of meat, hope you have a BIG freezer!!!




Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 07:03:35 pm »
sounds like a good lot of meat, hope you have a BIG freezer!!!




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]All sold as 1/2 or 1/4 pigs I am waiting for the Middle whites which will be ready to go in another 3 or 4 weeks.
Anne

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 08:54:46 pm »
is that dead weight?
do you sell the quarter/half pigs by kg?

what weights do the middle whites achieve?

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 09:31:47 pm »
Hope that reminds you that you feel much better once they're at the butcher Anne, remember that when it comes to your beloved Middle Whites  :-\
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 09:34:24 pm »
is that dead weight?
do you sell the quarter/half pigs by kg?

what weights do the middle whites achieve?
Yes that's dead weight, and no I don't sell by the kg, I keep it simple and sell 1/2 for 180and 1/4 for 90.
This is my first time with Middle whites so no idea what to expect, they are 27 weeks now but just don't look quite big enough.
Anne

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 09:35:37 pm »
Hope that reminds you that you feel much better once they're at the butcher Anne, remember that when it comes to your beloved Middle Whites  :-\
Ah but Pinky and Perky are special Amanda!
Anne

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Pigs are back from the abattoir.
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 08:24:40 am »
Uh oh  ::)  I'll bring the kleenex and a bottle of wine next time  :D
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

 

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