How to make your own pig feed

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How to make your own pig feed
Make homemade food for your pigs. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

While you can buy bags of premixed pig food at most farm supply stores, you might want to make your own pig food mix. Many people believe that you can feed pigs anything, such as your table scraps and whatever else you can get your hands on. While it's true that pigs will eat just about anything, they should be fed a balanced diet just like any other animal. This is especially true if you are raising your pigs commercially, as you want them to be as healthy as possible.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Skimmed milk powder
  • Soybean meal
  • Calcium and protein supplement
  • Salt
  • Sorghum
  • Sunflower or peanut meal

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Feed your weaners, or pigs that are being weaned off of their mother's milk, a special mix of food until they are about 10 to 12 weeks old. Create a feed mix that is comprised of about 76 per cent corn or wheat, 12 per cent skimmed milk powder, 6 per cent soybean meal, 6 per cent calcium and protein supplement, and 0.2 per cent salt.

  2. 2

    Begin feeding your pigs a grower diet when they are about 12 weeks old. Create a feed mix that is 79 per cent sorghum, 10 per cent soybean meal, 7 per cent calcium and protein supplement, 4 per cent sunflower or peanut meal, and 0.25 per cent salt.

  3. 3

    Feed your breeder pigs a different mix than the rest of your pigs. Make a feed mix that is 80 per cent sorghum, 10 per cent sunflower meal, 10 per cent calcium and protein supplement, and 0.25 per cent salt.

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