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Re: How's the hog business treating you?

That sounds like the way my parents raised hogs 45 years ago. No wonder you aren't happy with all the work. Then 25 years ago they had 4x10 huts with a 8x10 concrete pen in front. Water fountains were in the pen, all you had to do was feed them daily. That was where they would put the 10 day old litters. They didn't use straw in the huts; only wood chips. Dad claimed that they didn't need more than a straw sheaf. If they had more, the pigs could be buried too easily.

That is a great litter average. You should be proud of the results of your time and effort. We can only hope that the prices stay profitable when the pigs are ready.