Anyone here raise pigs? Need feed advice.

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Re: Anyone here raise pigs? Need feed advice.

Postby shaz » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:28 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
BK9954 wrote:If I could find that kind of a feed source I would have 50 pigs.


I have about 30 left now had 86 im not buying anymore I want them to all get sold but my special ones that I will be eating I am bidding a hauling contract now to haul 15k-20k tons of waste produce a week then if I get that I will buy hundreds


What about housing or will you pasture them?
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Re: Anyone here raise pigs? Need feed advice.

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:40 pm

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BK9954 wrote:If I could find that kind of a feed source I would have 50 pigs.


I have about 30 left now had 86 im not buying anymore I want them to all get sold but my special ones that I will be eating I am bidding a hauling contract now to haul 15k-20k tons of waste produce a week then if I get that I will buy hundreds


What about housing or will you pasture them?


We have 2 hog houses but we stopped using 20+ years ago and a lot of cutover that would be easy to fence in then build pallet shelters throughout the cutover and let them work the soil over good. I probably would try both and see which works best. I have some in a pasture that's 10 acres some in 80' sides square pens in wooded areas they do really well in this heat with the shade and rarely use the shelter I built them.
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Re: Anyone here raise pigs? Need feed advice.

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:46 pm

shaz wrote:I raised 6 back in 2013 just to see what it cost. Used some bag feed but a whole lot of donuts and grass clippings. Ended up at 2.38 a pound processed. Really wasn't worth it despite my cheapness.


I bought a bunch of runts dirt cheap at the barn and bought a fair amount of soymeal to go along with my other feeds and profit margin when I sold them was razor thin. If you buy in tonnage from like southern states you come out better but its still costly to raise those tasty morsels without using alternative foods.
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Re: Anyone here raise pigs? Need feed advice.

Postby TexasBred » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:30 pm

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BK9954 wrote:I have some hogs I am feeding out distillery waste, it only tested 11.7% protien but has more starch. It has a lot of whole corn in it. I am feeding half distillery grain, half crushed corn(free choice daily), and a 30 gallon mix of veggie trimmings every 2 days. This consist of cabbage, lettuce, watermelon rind, potato and sweet potato peel and a variety of fruit trimmings like apple, banana, strawberries etc...
Is this a recipe for fattening?. I feel short on protien, am I right? I am only feeding 3 out right now.

Extremely short on protein. I'm sure they love this mix but it's not much. It's basically what we use to call "slop".

yeah these guys dont cook it down and are using too much whole corn. Tx A&M results were not favorable when I got it tested. They love it but should I stop wasting my time?


BK is the 11.7% crude protein on the wet distillers on an as fed basis? If so it might not be as low on protein as we though.
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