In Shepherd’s Showpig Project, I wrote about Shepherd’s two showpigs who weighed 86 and 68 lbs. on April 2nd. We weighed them Saturday, 42 days later, and I wanted to share their progress.
The big one now weighs 185 lbs and the little one weighs 150 lbs. They gained 2.4 and 2.0 lbs/day, respectively.
Shepherd kept track of the feed he fed them, and it has added up to 600 lbs. so far. Dividing 600 lbs. by the 181 lbs. of total gain, gives us their feed conversion, which is 3.3 lbs. of feed per lb. of gain.
I would say they look to be right on target, with wiggle room if the summer gets hot and their gain slows down. I’ll keep you updated.