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what is expected weight of a pig at 6 months

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what is expected weight of a pig at 6 months
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Equine Vet replied 8 years ago.
I assume you are asking about the weight of production pigs and not pot-bellied pigs. Depending on the management and breed of a production-type pig, weight at 6 months could vary anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds. I also found a neat weight chart for you to determine average normal daily weight gain in pigs based on the stage of production:

Nursing piglet — 200 gm weight gained / day
e.g.: Box of Jello = 170 g
Growing / Finishing — 400 gm weight gained / day
e.g.: Pound of butter = 454 g
Mature Pig — 750 — 1000 gm weight gained / day
e.g.: Large loaf of bread = 900 g
I hope this helps. I would love to give you an exact number, but there are too many factors to take into account, and a 6 month old pig on one farm can vary in size greatly from the same age pig on another farm (or even within litters on the same farm). Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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