As we get closer to their departure it’s a good idea to keep track of their progress more closely. We may not be able to change much this time around but it should be useful reference information for the future.
The 24 week weigh-in
The usual calculation has been repeated but this time I took measurements a number of the times over the weekend to give an average figure.
Heart Girth (measuring around the body just behind the front legs) = 0.89 m
Length (measured from between the ears to the base of the tail) = 0.97 m
This means that the approximate weight is: (0.89 ² x 0.97 x 69.3) = 53.25 kg
Heart Girth (measuring around the body just behind the front legs) = 0.94 m
Length (measured from between the ears to the base of the tail) = 1.03 m
This means that the approximate weight is: (0.94 ² x 1.03 x 69.3) = 63.07 kg
It seems that No Tail is still growing faster than Twirly despite living in the same environment and being fed twice a day with the same feed. We were told that they are not directly related, at best cousins, so there might be some difference resulting from the family tree perhaps.
With just 5 weeks to go, the reality of the situation is becoming all too clear. There are many things to get organised in advance but at least the abattoir is booked. Next on our list of jobs is picking up our shiny new trailer (hopefully in a week or two) and preparing the cutting list for the butcher.
We plan to try making our own sausages and curing bacon but the rest is headed straight for the freezer with a roasting joint top of the list for the oven!
The countdown clock is ticking …