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Re: Pig

Postby Mud » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:46 am

Well, yeah. :oops:
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Re: Pig

Postby punkin » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:44 pm

I was gunna mention a 12v pump hooked to the solar panel on a float switch yesterday but it seemed too fucking obvious so i figured it was a trap. :roflmao:
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Re: Pig

Postby Rebel_Yell » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:58 pm

55 gal plastic drum on a stand hooked to a hog watering nipple and a bucket is my vote.
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Re: Pig

Postby pintoshine » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:35 pm

even if the pond is below the trough you can use a ram pump to fill it. They don't move much but can pump 100 feet uphill.
It is a good exercise in plumbing parts that can be put together cheap.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydraulic-Ram-Pump/
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Re: Pig

Postby Azframer » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:33 pm

I say the hell with raising hogs, I'd hunt them instead.
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Re: Pig

Postby Mud » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:26 pm

I tallied up all the costs and realized it would take a long time to break even on this. And it would be pretty inconvenient having them so far away. Seems like it could end up being a huge nuisance and money pit very easily.

Instead I'm working out a deal with a friend who has raised pigs in the past and wants to again. He's got a site with power, water and shelter. So I'm buying and installing the fence and he'll do the dailies. We split feed costs proportionally.

Thanks for all the help, guys. I'll post pictures when something happens.
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Re: Pig

Postby punkin » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:29 am

My mate who's breeding the large black pigs half an hour up the hill rang and said they'd be killing three for me on Saturday this week. She said they are looking tops.
We'll leave em hang till the next Saturday and then i'll get to try my new bandsaw out.

One for me, one for my butcher mate and one for someone else should rope our costs down to near zero.

If we can do this every two or three months with a large one in the winter for sausage, bacon and stuff we'll be laughing.

I'll take the camera down the shed, i'm quite looking forward to learning how to cut a small fella up in a standard butchers way. I've found my own way round some larger ones but it's been where they were destined for chacuterie or sausages so didn't matter so much.
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