Not worth the trouble. At least not for sale.
After all the stress of keeping these pigs this year, I was clinging to the belief that at least the sale of them would pay the feed bills. No such luck. Our biggest pig butchered out at 100 lbs less than Checkers did last year and it was several months older.
They ate scraps and milk and everything growing in their paddocks. They also ate exactly the same amount of feed that a feedlot pig would have. So no money saved and whole lot lost with the small hanging weight. I think the only reason Checkers was so big was because the last two months we had her it was cold and she spent most of her time snuggled up in her house.
So next year, we'll only be doing a pig or two for ourselves and the paddock size will be severely downgraded. Lesson learned I guess.