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Old 02/08/05, 04:49 PM
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Question Feeding pigs soaked corn??

How many out there soak whole corn for their pigs? I am feeding 16% growers feed right now and have been since I bought them at 30lbs. I am going to try and feed them 50/50. I heard the wet corn is absorbed more, also I can save some money possibly feeding them less of the growers feed which cost 4.88-5.60 here in Missouri, while the corn is only 3.00 for 50lbs. thanks for any thoughts.

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Old 02/08/05, 05:25 PM
 
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I use dry whole kernal corn, but you will find some people swearing one way or the other. Soaking it, will initiate the germination process and the kernals will start to convert the starch into sugar, and probably will slightly increase the fat the pig puts on, as opposed to meat.

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I feed soaked corn. I feed two 5 gallon buckets a day to 6 sows and as much bread as they want. I soak the corn for a day and rarely find any in there manuer. I tried soaking the corn longer and it didnt seem to help. I fill the buckets about 3/4 full of corn and top the bucket off with water. Im paying about $6 per hundred for corn and a backery gives me there bread that is not sold in the groucery stores. No cookies or cakes, all the bread is natural grain no perservatives and has a shorter shelf life. I pickup 2 pickup trucks a week. Arnold W

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We feed soaked feed comprised of flour screenings (corn and/or flour), COB w/molasses, and soybean meal to jack up the protein. We feed twice a day and soak the feed mix in between each feeding. Its worked for us for about 20+ years. The flour screenings I can get for 3-5 cents per pound so that helps with the cost of feed. The pigs also get our kitchen and garden scraps depending on the type and quantity.

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I fed mine Corn and Shorts soaked,plus Bread and extra Milk.But I used lots of Lard.

My neighbors bought a couple Hogs off me,said they had to put them on a diet before they butchered them. :haha:

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Old 02/12/05, 09:39 PM
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We buy whole grains...wheat, barley and corn..and crush them in our hammermill. Also get the day old bread from a bakery...but they dont give it away here. They also get all the house scaps...except for the stuff the goats like.

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Old 02/15/05, 01:21 PM
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Soaked chopped corn is better. A lot of whole corn will pass on through so you have more waste. The more processed the corn is the better the pig will put on weight. It's the same with people. Cornmeal used for baking is more fattening then opening up a can of whole corn.

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Dustin,Although I'm new to this,I agree with R.H.Mine did well with the soaked cracked corn which they seem to prefer over whole.One days soaking was enough for me.Take care,Rick.

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If only to pay $6 per hundred on corn again! Cost to grind here is $9 per batch... not bad if you buy tons per batch but expensive for small quantities. Also whole grains do not count as bulk unless ground... so prices are based on per bag price!

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Hersey, I was reading this and thinking what the heck am I doing.....then I noticed the date.

Might still try feeding the soaked corn over ground corn/sbm.

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Back in the winter, I fed the leftover deer corn to the pigs. I was really proud of myself for not having ANY corn in the poop -- until a week later I caught the small boar picking through a fresh turd to get the corn . . .

Soaking is a good idea! (if you don't, they will)

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I feed a corn/grain sorghum mix. I have an old 150 quart cooler that I fill with grain, then top with water and feed out of it for a week and refill.

There is no whole corn passed in their droppings. I do feed a sow/pig supplement made by Purina with this to the gilts and boar pig I plan to breed this Winter for a more balanced diet.

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What is going on with people digging up old threads lately? ZOMBIES!

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The beauty of the internet is threads never die. The information is gold and the conversations can continue over time. Just think. What you say here will be read by people in 1,000 years and they'll leave their comments too...

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What is going on with people digging up old threads lately? ZOMBIES!
I'm sorry, I guess I didn't realize there was a time limit.
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At least future archeologists won't have to dig so hard

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Makes me think of soaking corn in lime water to make hominy.
The process makes riboflavin and amino acids more bio available from the corn, and the calcium from the lime balances the phosphorus in the corn.

Wonder if this would have any added nutritional value to the pigs over plain water soaking and would be worth the effort?

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What is going on with people digging up old threads lately? ZOMBIES!
It's because you have new pig owners like me and my husband--we do searches for information before posting a question here, which means that sometimes, if we find some information but not all on an old thread, we revive the thread to get the rest.

I'll have to post pictures of our two boys soon so you all can tell me if it's normal to have a calico Yorkshire/Hampshire cross . . .
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Just don't leave the corn soaking to long in the hot sun u get corn liqueur and your pigs get to stumbling around


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Makes me think of soaking corn in lime water to make hominy.
The process makes riboflavin and amino acids more bio available from the corn, and the calcium from the lime balances the phosphorus in the corn.

Wonder if this would have any added nutritional value to the pigs over plain water soaking and would be worth the effort?
I'm going to bring this Zombie alive again.... remember you have to 'double tap'!

I had this same thought while reading this tread. Any others have any input here?
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