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  • 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


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Re: feeding pigs
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 07:53:32 am »
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


  • 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


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