Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Soaking whole barley  (Read 1499 times)

Russpig

  • Joined Aug 2017
Soaking whole barley
« on: January 18, 2024, 01:55:43 pm »
I usually feed a mix of soaked rolled barley and pig nuts.

Today I accidentally bought whole barley and didnít realise until I got home and opened the bag.

Will the pigs still be able to digest it if I soak overnight? Any other easy ideas to make it digestible as do t want it going to waste 🤣

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Soaking whole barley
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2024, 03:10:45 pm »
Is it possible to return it and exchange it?

Russpig

  • Joined Aug 2017
Re: Soaking whole barley
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2024, 06:30:59 pm »
Unfortunately canít return and weíre a fair bit away from the place.

 Been reading online that a lot of Americans feed it soaked for a few days.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Soaking whole barley
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2024, 01:03:07 pm »
We soak it a bit to give to geese (and wild pheasants to help them over winter).
I think there are systems where it's soaked to sprouting and then fed green?
When I gave goats unsoaked grain I noticed some was coming through whole, so if they get whole grain, I always soak it, boiling water, soaked overnight.
Maybe just small amounts to start with?

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Soaking whole barley
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2024, 08:55:20 am »
Boil or crush. How big a bag did you get?

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Soaking whole barley
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2024, 04:53:21 pm »
cook it up they will love you for it  especially  given still warm

 

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2024. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS