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Old 03-11-2017, 08:34 PM
sher sher is offline
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Default raising pigs

Just got two 40 pound feeder pigs last week, they are doing fine. Feed cost have went so high I was wondering if you can raise them on corn? We have swine food but the cost is 13.00 a 50 pound bag versus 6.00 for shelled corn. I just wondered if anyone has raised pigs on just corn.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:50 PM
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We raised pigs on barley and waste milk from our dairy animals, but I suspect if you just fed them corn, you would get very fatty meat from the high carb/low protein diet. Maybe you can get waste dairy from a local food bank. The food bank here sends dairy to the landfill in semi trailers because it sours, and they are happy to give it away if you affirm that it will only be used for livestock. Pigs do LIKE corn, however, and folks sprinkle corn around old tree stumps to get the pigs to dig them out.
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:16 PM
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I see no trouble with corn, other than the afore mentioned fat. besides milk you could also look for free stuff in bulk later in the year. apples and acorns being easy to pick up off the ground if you can beat the tree rats
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