There are definitely not enough pig-related posts on this 'blog. The four newbies are growing up (albeit a lot more slowly than the first two). Our first two gilts were basically free-fed grain, and reached what would be market weight in just a few months. The newbies have been fed grain much more sparingly -- mainly raised on grass haylage -- and have grown at a more "reasonable" rate.
This is almost certainly healthier for them in the long run, but the downside is that it's taking forever to see how our future stud boars are turning out! Thus far, I have been really happy with one of them (Phish, on the left in the photograph) but a little disappointed with the other (P-Nut, on the right). P-Nut has recently undergone a growth spurt, though, and he's starting to look like a stud after all.
I think I still like Phish better, though.
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.