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Abstract: What if there were no Hog Confinements?
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Posted 2/11/2019 01:29 (#7312539 - in reply to #7311828)
Subject: RE: Abstract: What if there were no Hog Confinements?

It can be done if the will is there. I'm afraid that will is gone forever.

Haybale...A lot of truth in your last two sentences.

I loved, lived and breathed hogs from the time I could follow Dad across the hog lot until the crash of 7 cent fat hogs in the late 90's.

It would take a pretty penny to get back into them now and raise them like we used to. I was looking at our finishing floor yesterday (thinking of a way to use the concrete and maybe put a cattle barn on it) and read the date in the concrete when it was redone, 1986. Seems like yesterday, grinding feed, scooping poop, loading 32-34 fat hogs on the stock trailer to haul to town. Lots of memories, but no WILL to do it again. Maybe if the boys get excited in 4-H, most facilities there and wouldn't take much to be in business, but I doubt it. But, never say never. I think I'd rather raise hogs before flipping burgers at McD's.
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