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Micro / Mini pigs size in comparison to Farm pigs

'Micro' or 'Mini' pigs or exactly that when compared to fully grown farm pigs.

In the UK, many pigs are slaughtered for meat at just 15-16 weeks of age when they have reached a weight of 55-62 kg.

Source: RSPCA - The welfare of pigs information sheet

With this fact in mind, it's worth looking at the difference in size of a micro or mini pig compared to farm pigs of the same age.

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 Below is a micro pig at Petpiggies pictured at just 3 days old and and again at 15 1/2 weeks of age




Below we can see the difference in size and weight of a micro pig at 15 1/2 week compared to a farm pig of the same age




Here are some more pictures of a micro pig at 15 1/2 weeks of age.

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Below: Further images and information about farm pigs at 15 - 16  weeks of age and ready for slaughter! Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 18.04.01

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