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Re: Farmall H grinding corn

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02-03-2013 13:31:10

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I have heard of grinding ear and all for sows. It bulks the feed up and they fill up more without so much nutrient intake. A lot of show pig people tend to make their sows too fat. All my feed comes on a quad axle truck ready to go. :oops: During planting and harvest I am kind of glad feed is only a phone call away, but it sure would be cheaper to grind my own.

I agree, Tams were at their strongest 6-7 years ago and now they are falling behind. Seems the Herford hogs were bigger then also. Part of the reason Herfords were so strong here is because a local FFA chapter was farrowing them at school. My last year in FFA there were 3 Berks at our barrow show and last year there were about 25. That is one class of pigs that has really increased it's numbers and quality.

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02-03-2013 17:50:21

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 Re: Farmall H grinding corn in reply to sflem849, 02-03-2013 13:31:10  
When I had the Tamworths was back in the mid-late '50s. To start, I bought a bred gilt from a guy just N of Marion, Ia that was the Reserve Grand Champ (a litter mate was Grand Champ) at the All Iowa Fair. Next year her offspring were champs at our county fair and for the following few years. That would have been about '53 thru '58 or '59.
We ground cobs and all when we had dairy cattle through 1955, but not for the hogs. Sows just got some ears thrown on the ground.
I tried to look Tamworths up on the 'net some time back and it seems they are now considered a "heritage breed" and not many people raise them. They were so tame as to be pretty much pets... very easy to handle compared to some other breeds.

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02-03-2013 14:50:30

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 Re: Farmall H grinding corn in reply to sflem849, 02-03-2013 13:31:10  
Thanks for all the info I'm getting. Buying feed is alot easier, but at $24.00/100 it's hard to swallow. I buy most of my ear corn from farmers around me that have a little left over that won't fit in the silo. Have my own tractor, picker and wagon, and willing to travel. Usually end up trading off for mechanic work. Like they say... one hand washes the other. And I do this just for a hobby. Raise and sell a few pigs, and it keeps the freezer full.

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