Feed mix

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  1. Jhammett

    Jhammett Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up the first 1000 pounds of feed for my pigs. I used this same feed the last time I raised pigs ( feed store actually pulled my old orders to find mix) having only done this a couple times , I am not sure if there is a. Egged or more efficient feed mix available. My pigs grew well and I think on schedule (100 days from feeder to market weight of 225-275)

    But thought I would share the mix and get opinions since the local feed coop said they never put liquid molasses and the mix I have has 25 gallons in 1000 pound mix.

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  2. outdoor-addict

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    What is the ingredient on the fourth line?
     

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    I assume that is the brand name of a mineral mix.
     
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    I think that to be true actually can't read it myself so planned to call and ask the feed store to remind me this morning
     
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    That is a great price for feed. I pay twice that amount. What is the second line item?
     
  6. Jhammett

    Jhammett Well-Known Member

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    Rolled Milo
     
  7. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Your mix is ok and you are happy with the outcome. Me I never used Milo though. More Soybeans would be good Protein but Hogs like Corn better.

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    Hogs love corn.
     
  9. Jhammett

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    It is "Ragland" Mineral 870 I had to get them on the phone because I couldn't read their writing.
     
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    yes but corn does not have the needed nutrients to support growth alone.
     
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    Dang good price. What protein % does that end up being?
     
  12. Jhammett

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    16% I keep them on it all the way through
     
  13. krackin

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    That is debatable as to how you classify 'corn' and the feeding system. Straight kernel corn certainly isn't the best. No single item acceptable feed is as far as I know. In theory cannibalism comes close but we aren't doing that. Not acceptable.

    I turn hogs into standing sweet corn sections as they become available. This gives large grass to graze (maize is grass) plus whatever else hogs can forage. Any given section will contain other vegetation, planned and otherwise. They do quite well.

    I'm always willing to put my bacon sides up against any challenge, in a friendly sporting way. There is a couple outfits at least here that would be pretty tough to beat I suspect.
     
  14. Dilan87

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    I mix
    Soybean meal: 57% protein
    Cracked corn: 7% protein
    Swine grower: 16% protein
     
  15. haypoint

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    In parts of Kansas, where it is too dry to grow much, they grow Milo. In Michigan, the only thing I see Milo in is wild bird feed. Seems like it is in wild bird feed just to slow the birds down from getting all the sunflower seeds. Like peanuts mixed in with pecans and cashews, just something to pick around.

    Because I know almost nothing about Milo, I'd just do 800 pounds of corn.

    The molasses adds calories and might increase appetite. but I like it because it keeps the minerals and vitamin mix from settling to the bottom.
     
  16. Lazy J

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    Soyb
    Soybean Meal is 47%, not 57%
     
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    25 lbs. of molasses would be more like it, you would have a big mess if they used 25 gallons.
     
  18. Jhammett

    Jhammett Well-Known Member

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    Right
     
  19. Dilan87

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    I meant 47% lol