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Pig food
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markct    Posted 05-17-2003 at 12:57:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
what do most of you feed your pigs,will they eat corn silage,what about hay and haylage?


Ron/PA    Posted 05-17-2003 at 16:55:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark,
We have a small feed mill that custom grinds our own ear corn,, my brother works at a large commercial bakery, friends of ours operate a produce stand and store. So here's our feed program, which is by the way approved by Penn State university co-operative extension.
50% mash, 25% bread, 25% produce greens.
We normally bed all of our animals in hay, so the pigs eat alot of that, to see the difference, I sometimes use straw when I need to buy, the straw lasts twice as long as the hay.
I can't help you with sileage, or haylage.
Hope this helps.
Ron


wvbill    Posted 05-17-2003 at 16:36:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if you live close to a large bakery,you can get day old bread-cakes-donuts and they will do good.they need corn or pellets if breeding them.
we use to use white stuff leftover from the soybean products place,we mixed small amounts of waste greese from fastfood kitchen. they taste better bread raised than any other way. are hogs also were in large lots and foraged.


135    Posted 05-17-2003 at 14:48:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
This might help.


Randy    Posted 05-17-2003 at 13:41:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They love snakes!


Sid    Posted 05-17-2003 at 19:37:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Randy they are welcome to all the snakes they can eat but don't expect me to gather them.


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