Feeding

Discussion in 'General Pig Discussion' started by Julie5118, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Julie5118

    Julie5118 New Member

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    Can you feed Spent Brewery Grain to pot belly pigs and how much mine are 5 years old.
     
  2. Highlands

    Highlands Pastured Pigs in Vermont

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    The spent barley makes a fine pig food. Make it a portion of their ration, not the whole thing. If their poop starts looking like the incoming grain then back off on it. I would also suggest feeding veggies and pasture with it. Ease them into it. See how they do. We feed some, I would love to have more.
     

  3. Brice

    Brice New Member

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    Would it give the meat of the animals a different flavor if fed consistently?
     
  4. Highlands

    Highlands Pastured Pigs in Vermont

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    What animals eat effects the flavor of their meat. The flavors get stored in the fat primarily. Barley is fairly neutral as flavors go.
     
  5. Highlands

    Highlands Pastured Pigs in Vermont

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    I suspect you could. I have never tried feeding it. They say liquor is quicker although candy is dandy. :)
     
  6. SarahBeth

    SarahBeth New Member

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    This is an interesting concept. It would be interesting since many things are flavored or marinated in something with a beer, or some type of liquor base. This would get a jump on that. Maybe a new market?