I'm looking for a trailer for leading bales but also general purpose flat trailer jobs, I've got a 100HP tractor and there are no hills for miles around.
I'm a relative newcomer to all things tractor and trailer, it's never been my department before.
What length and width do I look for?
I'd say in theory yes, if you were getting them in as stores and didn't want to finish them too quickly.
You'll struggle to get the protein up enough using only peas, as they are anti nutritive to pigs at high levels.
The silage will provide belly fill and a bit extra to stop them running to fat...
Don't know about your area but in mine the majority go through live markets mostly going to the big sow buyers.
Cull Sows to 40.0p/kg and £118.90, average 38.2p/kg.
Cull Boars to 50.0p/kg and £93.00, average 42.7p/kg.
Sows Top price this week from D Angus at 44p/kg...
Your end market dictates your sire choice, for instance selling live the Pietrain will always be king as they're buying on visual appearance only, most pigs in my area that go direct to slaughter, mostly on B&B contracts are Hampshire sired, as they are robust, disease resistant, grow like mad...
I have a kelpie x collie bitch born Jan 16, sired by the kelpie in the attached photo, lightly started but we sold our sheep autumn 17.
She's wasted here and so free to a good working home, located southeast of York but will meet up somewhere within reason.