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How much does a Berkshire pig cost?

Last Updated: 9th May, 2021

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Berkshire pork is not widely available, and retail prices typically range anywhere from $14 to $30 a pound, depending on the cut.

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Simply so, how much would a pig cost?

So, the short and sweet answer is, for a good feeder pig, expect to pay from $60-$100 depending on age and breed. For breeding pigs of good quality and genetically sound bloodlines, expect to pay somewhere between $300-$1000. Keep in mind that some of these pigs sell at shows for thousands of dollars.

Likewise, how long do Berkshire pigs live? Lifespan. You can expect Berkshire pigs to live between 6 and 10 years of age. While pigs are prone to predators in the wild, on farms, as long as they are cared for properly, your pigs should be able to reach this average lifespan, if you so wish.

Likewise, people ask, how much does a Berkshire pig weight?

600 lb

Is there money in pig farming?

Many farmers start their livestock operations by raising pigs for profit. Hogs can be an economical way to get a good return on your initial investment if you keep track of your expenses and infrastructure costs. Raising pigs for profit isn't for everyone, but it can be a good way for your homestead to earn income.

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