When Is A Hog Ready For Slaughter?
A hog is normally between 9 and 12 months old when it is ready for slaughter, depending on the breed of hog and how it was fed. Usually the hog is approximately 220 lbs. on foot when it is ready for the market, although many farmers prefer to wait till they are around 240 to 250 lbs. before they butcher their own hogs. They usually do this to get a nicer size bacon.
Last Updated - Saturday, October 04, 2008 12:42 PM