Why are pigs more expensive and hard to find in the spring?
Giving birth during the winter months is difficult at best. Many animals are lost due to the cold harsh winters. Thus reducing the supply of available pigs. Demand is high in the spring because warmer weather brings thoughts of summer and family gatherings. Birthing litters in the summer is also easy, more animals survive. But in most cases are too small for summer picnics. During in the fall the demand declines and thus lower prices.
8 week old piglets $100.
You can lock in this year’s price for next year by reserving before January 1st.
Due to availability I reserve the right to substitute feeder gilts, at no cost to you, for feeder boars.
Once a pig leaves the farm it is nonreturnable and non-refundable. Therefore check your pig over head to tail. If there is any issue with a pig, tell us and we will pick out another pig for you.
Note that the above prices are for feeder piglets – ones you would raise for meat, not select prime pigs one would raise for breeding. Breeder piglets cost more because they are higher quality genetics – the ones we would choose ourselves to keep back for breeding.
Piglets should not be transported free in the car or in your lap for safety reasons nor should they be transported in open pickup truck beds as they can get easily chilled.
Select breeding stock piglets are available for $50 to $100 extra above the feeder piglet prices – If you want a pig for breeding purposes or have some other personal preference such as color you can pick your own from the available piglets. It takes extra time to do this thus the up-charge. Otherwise I pick out the piglets which is much easier and can be done ahead of time so the piglets are ready when you arrive. When buying select piglets allow extra time for selection and let me know ahead of time that you want to do this as well as letting me know of any characteristics you’re looking for such as a red pig or spotted pig. If you’re looking for breeder piglets be sure to tell me.
We also do not rent or loan boars, pigs or piglets for events, breeding or otherwise. Once an animal leaves our farm they can not return due to biosecurity concerns.