What happens if you keep them on 16% protein?

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by homebirtha, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. homebirtha

    homebirtha Well-Known Member

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    We haven't switched to the lower protein feed yet, and I'm wondering if that's a bad thing. The pigs were about 120 lbs. when we got them 5 weeks ago, and they're probably around 175 now. They're getting the 16% hog feed twice a day as a supplement, along with pasture, milk, and leftovers. We're planning to butcher them in early December. So, is it important to switch them to lower protein now?
     
  2. Misty

    Misty Misty Gonzales

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    You can leave them. We have finished out hogs on 18%, 16% and 20% and 21%.. They will be fine.
     

  3. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    It only hurts your wallet to leave them on the higher protein.