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red pigs growing in pa.

Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:05 pm

gotcha :lol: i prefer steak.
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just waiting for the littler one to put a few more pounds on.
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Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:37 pm

Looking good. Let us know when you get the grill warmed up. :lol:

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:37 pm

Mouth is watering already. :wink: Grump

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Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:45 pm

Those sure will be great on the grill. Seeing your herfords almost makes me want to get some again. Last ones we had were about 20 years ago, they sure are nice but I snapped out of it.

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:14 pm

Joe Malinowski wrote:Those sure will be great on the grill. Seeing your herfords almost makes me want to get some again. Last ones we had were about 20 years ago, they sure are nice but I snapped out of it.



well joe we're getting a little closer to the grillImage

this is my buddy of 50 years steve and stewy , he went in on the beef with me
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i got a surprise a couple weeks ago, when i went to see mr. zimmerman out in terri hill about having them processed, he isn't cutting until the last week in oct. so i'm scheduled to be his first of the season.
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i guess it's time to go looking for the next set for next year. :big afro:

i figure they are 1000 to 1100 apiece, the scale will tell.

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Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:42 am

That sure looks like some pretty prime cuts there. Stewey what a great name for a beefer, looks like he will be part of some fine stews. I am no longer tempted to raise those critters now, my blueberries and raspberries take up a major portion of the old pasture and hay prices are through the roof. What are you feeding him until his date wth the steak man?

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:41 am

i've put them back in the pasture for thirty days joe, i had been finishing them with a really fine chopped finisher ration that is about 14% ,soy meal corn etc. it really fine and roasted smells good.i grew them on steam flaked corn,rolled oats and 1000 lb round haylage bales. i had them up to a 5 gallon bucket a day apiece but cut them back to a bucket between them while at pasture.end of the month they go back in the pen and on the heavy ration for almost 2 months and just enough hay to keep their gut from twisting. :wink: then hopefully i'll have my cattle truck up and running so i don't have to pay hauling over to zimmermans.

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:18 pm

I like beef too mike :d
Good looking beef

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:08 pm

daddydip wrote:i've put them back in the pasture for thirty days joe, i had been finishing them with a really fine chopped finisher ration that is about 14% ,soy meal corn etc. it really fine and roasted smells good.i grew them on steam flaked corn,rolled oats and 1000 lb round haylage bales. i had them up to a 5 gallon bucket a day apiece but cut them back to a bucket between them while at pasture.end of the month they go back in the pen and on the heavy ration for almost 2 months and just enough hay to keep their gut from twisting. :wink: then hopefully i'll have my cattle truck up and running so i don't have to pay hauling over to zimmermans.


So after all the cost for feed....what does it work out per/pound...or do you just like to know where your beef comes from.
Robert (always wondering) Miller

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:18 pm

So after all the cost for feed....what does it work out per/pound...or do you just like to know where your beef comes from.
Robert (always wondering) Miller[/quote

that's it bobert, i don't trust the powers that be so i just do it all for therapy. we are loading up thursday morning and heading over to see lloyd zimmerman :big afro:

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:15 am

daddydip wrote:So after all the cost for feed....what does it work out per/pound...or do you just like to know where your beef comes from.
Robert (always wondering) Miller[/quote

that's it bobert, i don't trust the powers that be so i just do it all for therapy. we are loading up thursday morning and heading over to see lloyd zimmerman :big afro:


I would love to see pictures of the action from zimmer to BBQ.....never got to see a slaughter...I did run over a rabbit the other day.....that was cool...free food for the coyote's
Robert (loves a good steak) Miller

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:00 pm

well we loaded this morning. finished around 7:45 am and my buddies stewy and soupy are hanging out with lloyd over in terri hill. :roll: i'm going over tomorrow night and pick up a few essentuals ,maybe take a picture or two for bobert, i'll miss them but it's a relief that that chapter with those fella's is closed. heard of some charlois down around airville ,i think i'll give them a look :wink:

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:00 pm

soupy dressed at 800 lbs and stewy dressed at 980 lb i guess i let them get a little large, zimmerman says that they probably weighed up to 1400-1500. not bad a 65% yeild or better is what i was looking for. :wink: i go out and pick them up tomorrow morning, it will be nice to have a part of them back home :roll: :roll: :roll:

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:21 pm

don't forget to get your money for the hide and fat and bones

Re: red pigs growing in pa.

Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:36 pm

Cook em up yet Mike?
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