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grass feeding pigs

coconut0822coconut0822 Junior Member
edited December 2010 in Vets and Producers
Hi all,
I am getting two sows that are pregnant. I would like to start growing pigs. I am trying to save as much money as possible. I have heard that you can grass feed pigs although I have never done it. I have raised pigs in the past when I was a young boy but it has been some time since I have done it. Grain prices have sky rocketed and I am looking for an alternative way to grow pigs. I grow about 80 acres of sorghum every yr to feed to my cattle any left over I sell in the summer. I would much rather keep it and feed to my pigs but I am not sure how beneficial it would be. I would like to add to my ranch and I would like to do it with pigs.
Thanks
Chris

Comments

  • Stevie GStevie G Super Moderator
    edited December 2010
    Grass alone is not enough as a pig is not a ruminant.
    Sorghum can be feed to pigs at below 40lb in weight at 45% of their diet and above 40lb at 95%. So it is usable.
  • coconut0822coconut0822 Junior Member
    edited December 2010
    Thanks stevie I was thinking that if I used sorghum to supplement some of the grain then I would be able to save some money.
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