Our three piglets are getting bigger but they still have a way to go. They have grown on a diet of food sctraps from the local café, fallen apples and excess zucchinis. They would grow a lot faster in a feedlot or if they were only fed pig grower pellets but it seems better to use excess food to create our pork.
Today I wanted to know what size Blanche, Petunia and Maud had got to. To calculate their weight I have a special tape measure. It has cms on one side and a converter on the other. Once you measure around their midriff just behind their forefeet you take that measurement and compare with the converter that shows weight in kilograms. Our piglets were between 68 and 75cms with Blanche being the biggest and Maud the smallest.
The supply of apples and zucchinis is declining and the turnover of customers in the local café is dropping as the weather cools so we will have to use more pig pellets to get them to our required weight of about 60kgs. Pigs also eat more when it is cold so we will have to stock up. Hopefully four to five weeks will get us there.