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Ann and Rob

  • Joined Jan 2012
Bruised oats
« on: March 07, 2013, 05:27:11 pm »
I have a bag of bruised oats which is near its sell by date and none of my horses need oats at the mo.  Can i feed them dry to the pigs or do i need to soak them first?
Ann and Rob
 
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hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Bruised oats
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 07:57:52 am »
They'll eat them dry. I occasionally used to put some hot water with rolled oats or barley in the winter.

acrown64

  • Joined Nov 2012
Re: Bruised oats
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 11:49:23 pm »
They will eat them dry although I have always fed my pigs wet feed. They seem to enjoy it more and it cuts down on the amount of water they drink in the day. I always mixed a bag of rolled barley along with the pig nuts and steeped it the night before then fed it to them wet in the morning. Depending on the time of year/size of pig I would sometimes mix in a bag of "yellow meal" rolled maize. They seemed to love this.
I have heard that oats steeped with a mix of water and molasses is a great finisher for pigs also.
Good luck!  :pig:

 

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