Can I feed pigs to much grease???

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by RedneckPete, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. RedneckPete

    RedneckPete Well-Known Member

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    I can get deep fryer skimmings for my pigs, they love it mixed with corn.

    Will too much grease hurt them?

    I don't mind if they are pretty fat, I seem to always raise very lean pigs and could use a bit more fat for mixing venison pepperettes. I plan to raise this batch up to 300 or 320. My last two were raised to 270-280 and I got a total of 7 lbs of fat from two pigs. To much exercise I guess.

    Pete
     
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    I wouldn't. There are a lot of calories but no nutrition in grease.
     
  4. Ronney

    Ronney Well-Known Member

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    I used to feed the deep fryer oil and skimmings to my sows mixed up with corn and milk. It kept them in good condition and filled their bellies. I fed very little of it to the feeder pigs and what I did was dumped in with the cooked food. It doesn't make for good tasting pork, puts on too much fat and the fat itself can be soft and oiley. If you do feed it to them, stop feeding it about 6 - 8 weeks before your wanting to kill them to allow the taste to get out of the meat and the fat to firm up.

    Cheers,
    Ronnie