Author Topic: feeding broad bran  (Read 2180 times)

Jayhawk

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Duns
feeding broad bran
« on: May 06, 2008, 08:59:44 PM »
A neighbour is trying to get me to take some broad bran (spelling?) that he has since his donkey died. (He hates waste ;)) Is there any reason to feed this to pigs? Or indeed any reason not to?
Old age is a privilege denied to too many

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: feeding broad bran
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 07:56:44 AM »
I only know that Simon Longe (an acknowledged expert here) says it can cause distortion of the gut in young pigs.  I dont think it has any feed value.  IMHO best avoided.

Jayhawk

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Duns
Re: feeding broad bran
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 07:16:53 PM »
Thanks Hilarymum. Not to be risked in my little guys :pig: :pig:
Old age is a privilege denied to too many

Malc

  • Joined Oct 2007
    • The Edge of Nowhere
Re: feeding broad bran
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 07:41:58 AM »
Some books recommend a little bran in a sow's feed for a couple of days after she's farrowed. This is to stop her becoming constipated. There's little or no actual feed value as far as I can tell.


 

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