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Dave and Judy the Farm Pigs

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Dave and Judy the farm pigs. They grew very large. Dave, the male pig was larger than Judy.  He weighed close to 2000 pounds. We measured him with a cloth tape measure to get his weight. The calculations are as follow:
Heart Girth  X  Heart Girth  X  Length (divide by 400)
some people add 7 extra pounds if the pig weighs less than 150 pounds .
by this calculation to get a more accurate weight.

In spite of what some people say about the male pigs (boar) they are all not mean. Dave was a very friendly and a calm pig. He never once tried to bite or attack. Dave and Judy loved attention and loved to be petted and scratched.

 However, it could make a difference as to how pigs are raised.  If not much attention is given to the pig, then I would think that would lessen the chance of friendliness in pigs. But, that is only my opinion.
 
boar and sow male and female pigs
 
This picture is  Dave the pig when he was a  younger. He weighed almost 2000 lbs as he got older.
He lived to be about 10 years old. 
 

About a week or so prior to his death,  I noticed he was not getting up much, then noticed he couldn't get up at all.  I made the humane decision to put him down. It was a sad day.

He is in piggy heaven with Judy.

I really miss them both and found them to be a great learning experience.

I enjoyed interacting with them both and really miss that. 

The little piglets that Judy had were so cute and amusing to watch play. 

Unfortunately,  I didn't get a lot of pictures of them.  At that time, I did not have a digital camera.
Only had a 35mm camera, but no scanner. 
 
Have questions or looking for more information?
Check out Sybil's Message Board.  Lots of great information and members.
There is also information from other members that raise the mini pigs and pot-belly pigs.
A great source of information.    
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gn="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> This picture is  Dave the pig when he was a  younger. He weighed almost 2000 lbs as he got older.
He lived to be about 10 years old. 
 

About a week or so prior to his death,  I noticed he was not getting up much, then noticed he couldn't get up at all.  I made the humane decision to put him down. It was a sad day.

He is in piggy heaven with Judy.

I really miss them both and found them to be a great learning experience.

I enjoyed interacting with them both and really miss that. 

The little piglets that Judy had were so cute and amusing to watch play. 

Unfortunately,  I didn't get a lot of pictures of them.  At that time, I did not have a digital camera.
Only had a 35mm camera, but no scanner. 
 
Have questions or looking for more information?
Check out Sybil's Message Board.  Lots of great information and members.
There is also information from other members that raise the mini pigs and pot-belly pigs.
A great source of information.    
Message Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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