Pregnancy in pigs lasts for 3 months 3 weeks and 3 days. A well-fed sow will produce at least 10 piglets (litter) from each pregnancy and may have 2 litters each year.
How long do pigs take to reproduce?
A female pig, called a sow, can become pregnant once it is 8 months old, and usually remain fertile until they are 18 months old. Male pigs, or boars, become sexually active once they are 8 to 10 months old.
At what age do pigs produce?
The female pig (sow) is ready to breed (reaches puberty) at 5 months of age and will show signs of being in heat. Some slow growing types and animals which are underfed will be older when they reach puberty. The sow will come into heat every 3 weeks throughout the year if she is not mated.
How long does it take for pigs to grow?
Healthy, fast growing feeder pigs will grow from 50 pounds to 250 pounds in 4 months. Starting with a smaller piglet or raising them to a higher finishing weight will take longer.
How long does it take for a pig to reach slaughter?
How Long does it Take Pigs to Reach Slaughter / How Fast do Pigs Grow The weaned pigs or the young pigs will grow from just sixty pounds to 250 pounds within five and a half months. Below is the breakdown of the pig’s growth stages. The birth weight of a pig is four pounds.
How long does it take for a pig to finish feeding?
With full feed, a high quality commercial type feeder pig will finish (grow to slaughter weight and condition) in 4 months. These are some of my feeder pigs at 10 weeks old. The biggest 5 in the litter are weighing 50 pounds each.
How long does it take to raise a pig to 300 lbs?
If you are starting with the same high quality feeder pig and are planning to raise it up to 300+ pounds, it will take a month or so longer. 300 pounds (or over) is the weight that we prefer to sell our pigs at. We just sold the last of our group of market hogs.