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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: September 03, 2019, 11:48:59 AM »
Not sure of its scientific rigor, but here's something interesting about pigs.

A couple of girls at our county fair had their pigs trained to sit on command.  Every time it happened the 4H pig leader would scream and yell then come down and hand the kid a $100.00 bill.  They are quite intelligent animals and can be trained to do many different things.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: September 02, 2019, 09:38:18 AM »
The agricultural halls were really good.  I especially enjoyed the youth exhibits.  We watched some pigs getting taken to the show arena and one girl had her pig trained to heel like a dog.  It was quite impressive.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: September 01, 2019, 10:55:50 PM »
Rode a bull once shortly after high school, not a smart choice, wasn't even a "real" bull, did it at a bull riding school.  There's a reason that none of those guys would qualify for a HWT spot.  We spent the weekend in Salem at the Oregon State fair, took our 3 kids and our niece down for the weekend, bought the niece and my two oldest an "all you can ride" bracelet, they probably would have spent over 200.00 a piece on rides that day.  One more day of summer break for the kids, and then hopefully on Tuesday we can finish our wheat harvest.  Only about 40 acres left to go!

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:44:23 AM »
Hopefully the last do of the harvest that never ends.  Can't believe that we started July 31st, should take us 10-14 working days.  Off to the State fair in Salem tomorrow with my kids and niece--one last hoorah before school starts.

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This is the saddest part of the article:

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He is the first Hermiston wrestler to graduate from Oregon State since Andy Hall in 2008.
There have been SEVERAL Hermiston wrestlers to attend OSU.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 27, 2019, 10:32:24 AM »
This is not the place to come get meat just to fill your freezer.  Most people who buy an animal don't even take it home they sell it back or "turn it" for support price (for hogs it was $0.62/lb).  Everything that you purchase is tax deductible as the auction committee is a 501c3.  Most of the buyers are businesses, everyone that buys an animal gets a nice plaque to hang in their office with a photo of the kid who owned the animal posing with their animal.  Here's my daughter with her market goat, this would go on the plaque with the kids name, animals name, animals info (breed, weight, and class placing, i.e. grand champion/reserve champion/blue/red/white).

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Off-Topic / Re: They are only trying to help us
« on: August 26, 2019, 11:49:29 PM »
Watch the documentary called The Creepy Line.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 26, 2019, 11:47:07 PM »
We got a fairly good price for them.  Ended up selling them all for 2.00/lb and the buyer is paying cut and wrap, along with the kill fee.  Not the 6.50-9.00 that her friend got at the auction but enough that she'll end up making about 200 on the year.  Now it's back to harvest.  3 more days should polish it off.

6.50-9.00 per lb. for the whole pig?  Now that makin' bacon.

Yes I think that the Grand Champion pig went for 9.50/lb, Reserve champion was just a little less and the lowest price for a pig was 6.00.  That is whole pig weight, not hanging weight, the weight range to sell is 225-285.  These are "show" pigs so the input cost is much higher but it is still a VERY nice check when things go your way.  When my wife and I bought our first house, our down payment ($25,000) was primarily from her 4H pigs growing up. 

Goats went for 9.00/lb-17.00/lb, lambs are about the same as goats, Steers were 3.00-4.00/lb and turkeys were $300-$500.00 per bird.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 26, 2019, 09:47:28 AM »
We got a fairly good price for them.  Ended up selling them all for 2.00/lb and the buyer is paying cut and wrap, along with the kill fee.  Not the 6.50-9.00 that her friend got at the auction but enough that she'll end up making about 200 on the year.  Now it's back to harvest.  3 more days should polish it off.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 24, 2019, 12:50:49 PM »
Our county had 24 pigs signed up for the fair, 10 of them didn't make make the minimum weight of 225 pounds.  I think that my niece squeaked by with the aid of the weigh master putting his foot on the scale as hers was 228 lbs.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 23, 2019, 11:01:28 PM »
Freaking pigs didn't make weight, neither of them.  Let's hope that the stupid goat sells for a high price.  We've got $1,400.00 into the pigs.  Market price is $0.62/lb so we're trying to sell them to some generous souls around here that want to help a little girl out.  Said little girl has been instructed and coached to have her sad face on at all times while at the fair.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:07:43 AM »
GOOOOD MORNING!!!  Loading up livestock for the fair today, hopefully we get at least one of my daughters 2 pigs to make weight.  Spent over $1,000.00 on pig food and supplies, she needs to get a good price just to break even this year!

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 20, 2019, 09:17:48 AM »
County fair starts today.  The oldest daughter has live judging on her sewing project (pillow case, shorts, shirt, and pajamas).  Tomorrow we get to load up the goats (4 of them) and pigs (6 total pigs) and haul them to the fair.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 18, 2019, 08:37:36 PM »
Pulled pork for me tonight.  Put it on the smoker last night when I came in from harvesting.  Smoked for 17 hours and just pulled it.  Going to make a killer plate of pulled pork nachos, and a sandwich.

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I definitely think it hurt them some.  I also think that the drop of Pac 12 wrestling hurts as well.

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