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Discussion in 'Pigs' started by banjopicker41, Aug 17, 2006.
i have a lot of sweet corn with small cobs would it be safe to feed pigs corn silage?
I assume you mean direct feeding the whole green plant including the cobs. Sould be just fine for pigs.
The term "corn silage" means taking the entire plant including ears, placing it in storage that eliminates all oxygen for a minimum of 30 days, allowing it to go through a fermentation process.
I fed silage to both feeders and sows last year without issue. (only issue I had was storing the stuff)
I have a patch of corn that simply isn't going to make it in time. Yesterday, I opened the fence and let the pigs into the patch. They will graze it down no problem. You will be fine to just let them eat it without processing or anything.
Lack of storage space or did you have losses due to spoilage?
John - Are you giving them the whole patch at once or laying out 1 strip at a time?
They'll love it. Go for it.