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roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Maize Silage
« on: July 10, 2018, 06:35:54 pm »
 :pig:
Can I feed my pigs maize silage as part of their diet? Has anyone tried this?

A neighbour has an excess he said he can give me so worth a go, no?

TIA for any answers!
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Maize Silage
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 09:54:05 pm »
Take a look at this  http://livestocktrail.illinois.edu/porknet/questionDisplay.cfm?ContentID=5201
and make your own mid up.

But already mentioned here  https://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/forum/index.php?topic=10029.0

My own opinion, maybe not as the quality of silage maybe unknown.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 09:55:36 pm by Rupert the bear »

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Maize Silage
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 02:13:45 pm »
Thank you for the links! Much appreciated!

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Maize Silage
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 08:35:40 pm »
I fed them some today and they seemed to really enjoy it! I will continue to do this just as part of their diet, they will still get their normal rations and greens too!

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Maize Silage
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 09:36:28 pm »
they will still get their normal rations and greens too!

they'll get fat?

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Maize Silage
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 10:40:17 pm »

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they'll get fat?
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haha hope so! Its winter here and cold so the girls need all the calories they can get!

 

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