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I just slaughtered some pigs decided to put out the scraps. There have been several ravens visting. I didn't know we had ravens here.
 

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They are all over the place around here........
 

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longear, did you raise them yourself?
how many?
I'll be getting four this year
you buy much at imperial agway?
 

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Mike I bought these 3 ready to go.

I hardly ever go to agway.

I thought you meant the ravens. lol
 

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thought you might raise them and I am always looking for a cheaper source of feed
but I dont butcher them myself!
deer are fun, but a 250+ pound hog would be too much
 

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pigs are easier than deer. The reason I started buying them ready to go is the price of feed.
 

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when you say "ready to go" you are buying a 250 pounder, ready to kill and butcher, correct?
I buy them about 50 pounds

I dont buy much at agway, just dont know any other feed mills around us.
Osterlings in Grove City for some things.
I have one supply of day old bread and finished them off last year with apples

Wrights in Zelie is where i go for slaughter, 220 pound hog last year, $86 cut and wrapped, about 60 pounds smoked
 

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Mike there are 4 mills up this way Diamond Milling in New Brighton and Ellwood City, Musguires in Enon Valley, Chris's Lawn and Garden in Darlington Twp.
 

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I was paying $60-$70 for feeder pigs then spend 6 months feeding them mostly produce. Then butcher.

the last 3 years I have bought 250-300 pound ready to butcher for $150
 

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Joe, I've been to both Diamond Milling in New Brighton and Musguires in Enon Valley when out that way.

longear, I spent $65 for the 50 ponder and probably 90-100 on feed to reach 220-230 ponunds

$150 sounds like a real good price. dont remember seeing that at any of the auctions
 

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Hog feed must be a lot cheaper than horse feed. I spend $100 every two weeks for horse feed.
 

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I spend $100 every two weeks for horse feed.
I believe that. Horses are very good at converting twenty dollar bills into something you spread over the potato patch.
 

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mike, 84 auction .50-.55 a pound

Feeder pigs in the 25 pound range went for $80. a head
 

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I'm not a farmer..... but have a great deal of respect for them. One must repect the time, work, dedication and money they invest; hoping on a return with so many variables out of their control..... very similar to a long liner. I know a lot of local people (previous students) dabbling in the industry, trying to make a buck. Tough game!
 

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I keep seeing this "bait pile" post and hoping to see some game camera pics of the different animals at the bait pile.

Where's the pics!
 

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I'll see if I can set up a camera over the weekend.

I doubt we will see any hogs though. lol
 
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