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A Question For Canadian Hog Farmers
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Larry    Posted 01-23-2003 at 07:59:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I know that you folks usually don't grow corn like we do down here in the lower 48,and the you usually grow small grains like wheat,barley,and oats. The question I have for you is,how and what do you feed to your weaned pigs. Do you hull the gran before you grind it? Plus,what are some of your feed feeding rations(starter,grower,finishing) with the use of small grains?

Manitoba    Posted 01-23-2003 at 08:12:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Larry,,, I'm not a hog farmer, but I buy my feed from Puratone feeds. They have a web site where they list their formulas for hogs...
Hope this helps...

Larry    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:18:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]


I tried to look at the site you suggested. To look at it you need acrabat reader,and my webtv doesn't work with this.:-( Do you know of any other sites I could look at?

Larry    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:03:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Thanks. I'll take a look.

Pig feed    Posted 01-23-2003 at 16:43:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most pig feed is a comination of oats and barley, either ground or rolled, depending on the age of the pigs. They mix in various minerals, and some use soy meal. The larger commercial farms are very computerized and the feed is automaticaly mixed for the different sized pigs.

Larry    Posted 01-23-2003 at 19:44:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you take the hulls off the grain before you grind it for feed?
We use corn for the base of our hog rations. With a mineral mix and soybeen meal added to it.

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