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dizzydexter

  • Joined Jan 2011
what price for feed???????
« on: February 21, 2011, 08:29:29 pm »
hi all
just been nosey....what are you are you paying for your feed......are you buying in bulk
thanks

craiglockwood

  • Joined May 2009
  • South Wales
    • Website
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 08:57:15 pm »
8.90 per 25kg of grower pellets at my local Scats.

Very interested in this post as 8.90 seems a lot when I go through nearly 2 bags per week for just 2 weaners.

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 09:07:18 pm »
I'm getting mine at 5.99 for 20kg bags but buying by the ton. I was paying 8.49 per 20kg bag at countrywide huge difference

dizzydexter

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 09:13:48 pm »
wow........im paying 10 for 50 kilos
its ground up like powder
i get it from local pig farmer
guess ill stick with it then

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 09:18:13 pm »
That's bargain! Good for you  :pig:

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 11:04:51 pm »
Anybody read the ingredients on cheap feed?? GM this, GM that....

robert waddell

  • Guest
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 07:46:08 am »
I am paying 290 per ton for sow rolls from East Coast Viners Grain. I did contact several feed companies and they were the cheapest. I used  to feed barley, potatoes and some sow rolls but this was costing more than just the roll feed. The pigs finished in half the time with feeding just sow rolls, had very little fat (as barley puts fat on) and I saved several hours of travelling with the tractor and trailer to Humbie, East Lothian to get the potatoes.

skidley

  • Joined Jan 2010
  • On the Marsh, Kent
    • Fairview Ginger Pigs
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 07:57:48 am »
Down here in the south east I'm paying 310 for a tonne of sow nuts

robert waddell

  • Guest
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 08:04:40 am »
And as far as feed pricing goes, it is to get dearer, but I hope it dos'nt.

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 09:14:05 am »
In November paid 281/tonne bags (25Kg) for sow nuts In january they had gone up to 309/tonne.
This is from Thompson's of York. No nasties in it. Pigs like it.
Farmway sell grower at 8.50/25kg. I only buy the odd bag as creep for piglets thank goodness!
I dread to think what my next tonne will be but i'll know this week as i need to order another tonne for start of March!
Mandy

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 09:36:15 am »
I agree with sausagesandcash - GM free is more expensive butworth it IMHO. I don't eat GM, so I'm not going to fed it to my animals.

fifixx

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Shillingstone, Dorset
    • Bere Marsh Farm
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 09:42:28 am »
I'm organic, so more expensive - 10.50 per 25 kg bag from B & W Feeds - good stuff though, can't fault it and the pigs taste good!

Helencus

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • NW Leicestershire
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 01:01:55 pm »
I might just try an experiment as I'll keep boys and girls seperate.. Feed boys organic girls ordinary. Would that be fair experiment do you think as they're not castrated.. Don't want to raise the ugly issue of boar taint so just a thought.. May give more of an informed view as to whether expense feed is worth it.

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 02:29:21 pm »
Up to Nov. about 200 euros per tonne.  Now 330 per tonne in bulk.  Single bags around 11.33 per 25 k. bag.  Is there a crying smiley here?

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: what price for feed???????
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 05:38:38 pm »
I might just try an experiment as I'll keep boys and girls separate.. Feed boys organic girls ordinary. Would that be fair experiment do you think as they're not castrated.. Don't want to raise the ugly issue of boar taint so just a thought.. May give more of an informed view as to whether expense feed is worth it.

Interesting thought, but uncastrated boys grow faster than girls, so you would need to allow for that.  There should be no difference between organic and ordinary, both will be formulated to provide nutrition to allow to grow.  The extra cost of organic really pays for the higher cost of producing the ingredients (less product per acre = more cost to produce), and certification rather than giving better nutrition for the pigs. 

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