Sprouted potatoes as feed?

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  1. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Had leftovers from winter....they are VERY well sprouted....okay for pigs?
     
  2. John Schneider

    John Schneider Well-Known Member

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    That is a good question that I do not have an answer to. Perhaps someone else here can help. My initial response is that I do not think it would be a good feed choice. I have no nutritive information on potatoes for hogs. I will do some research...but I would suggest holding off for awhile.
     

  3. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    The potato sprouts are toxic. So are green potatoes. If you break all the sprouts off, and the potatoes are not green, then what's left should be ok.
     
  4. Charleen

    Charleen www.HarperHillFarm.com Supporter

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    Remove the sprouts, yes, potato plants would be toxic.
    I'd also cut up the potatoes in chunks or cook them down.
     
  5. pigsrus

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    I get old seed potatoes from feed store ,chop them up with square shovel the boil them with tiger torch in barrel