Agri Vehicles Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: feeding pigs  (Read 2268 times)

frit

  • Joined Jun 2009
feeding pigs
« on: September 16, 2009, 09:11:41 pm »
Hi all,

We have an old spot we are fattening up for the freezer.  She's about 17 weeks old and I feed her pig rolls in the morning and a mixture of veg and potatoes in the evening.  Can anyone tell me how much in the way of veg and potatoes she needs of a way of a feed.  Thanks

chickenfeed

  • Guest
Re: feeding pigs
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 07:53:32 am »
hi
not sure if this will help 5lb potatoes = 1lb of barley meal potatoes are best cooked to aid digestion.
carrot & turnips 10lb = 1lb barley meal
parsnips 7lb = 1lb barley meal
cabbage 10lb cabbage = 1lb barley meal
beetroot 8lb = 1lb barley meal
we only use veg as a snack/treat as it has such low values

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: feeding pigs
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 03:32:54 pm »
Not sure if parsnips are a good idea as they can cause blistering in the mouth, making it painful for the pigs to eat, and terrifying the locals into thinking you have foot and mouth

 

feeding pigs

Started by piggy (8.74)

Replies: 12
Views: 22132
Last post November 20, 2008, 03:50:07 am
by Higgins11
feeding pigs

Started by dysie39 (8.74)

Replies: 14
Views: 4934
Last post December 08, 2009, 02:58:38 pm
by Hilarysmum
Feeding pigs

Started by egglady (8.74)

Replies: 9
Views: 3688
Last post March 30, 2010, 03:14:16 pm
by daniellestocks
Feeding pigs

Started by WinslowPorker (8.74)

Replies: 16
Views: 6402
Last post April 24, 2010, 12:26:16 pm
by fifixx
FEEDING PIGS

Started by ramblerskitchen (8.74)

Replies: 23
Views: 8190
Last post January 03, 2011, 02:10:43 pm
by Mr Pig

Forum sponsors

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

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2022. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS