how much should I feed my little porkers?

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by dondangler, May 18, 2005.

  1. dondangler

    dondangler New Member

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    I have everything ready for the arrival of the little oinkers this saturday, but I don't know how much to feed them. 48 x 16 made from hog panels in the pasture with a corner covered for shade. I plan to move the panels as they get it rooted up. I plan on feeding pellets (gotta get to the mill today)
     
  2. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Free choice of quality 18 % protein pig chow. Once they each a 100 to 125 lbs you can switch them to alternate foods. They will do their best growing and the best conversion while small.
     

  3. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    Free choice is what we do also and we have a great success rate.
    We have our feed milled (No meds, No Hormones)for us and the last 1000lbs cost us just $80.00 saving us some money. We store the milled feed in 55 gal drums, (3).

    Good luck and enjoy the piggies as they are very playful but keep your fingers out of their mouths. When I hand feed ours goodies I always have the palm of my hand flat to their mouths.