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Acorns ok? Tomato plants ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Pigs' started by Healthy Skeptic, Sep 29, 2018.

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    Healthy Skeptic

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    My sister and I are doing pigs. She picked 5 gallons of acorns but is not sure that it’s safe to feed the pigs. She read mixed reviews.

    Also I was going to pull out all our tomato plants and feed the pigs. I was told they are night shade plants and can be poison.

    Advise? Please.
     
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    Everything I've ever heard regarding acorns is GO for it! Supposedly it greatly improves the flavor of the meat (if done near butchering). I know pigs love virtually all nuts and really seek them out. Tomatoes I can't speak for...
     
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    Ok. Hopefully more weigh in on the tomato plants. Thanks
     
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    The chefs we sold two of our hogs too says the meat had a very unique flavor and they loved it. We finished our hogs with acorns and apples. Also the pigs will love em so its a win either way.
     
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    My experience has been that if a pig doesn’t like it, the pig won’t eat it. :idunno Not much ours wouldn’t eat.
     
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    I wouldn't give them the tomato plants. I have also picked up acorns for the pigs. One year we went to a city park and raked up itty bitty pecans that no one would pick up, and gave them to the pigs. I gave them a coffee can of acorns/pecans daily, not all of them all at once.
     
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    Ok great info. So a few handfuls a day. Plus no tomato plants.

    We give them coffee grounds. So I hope that’s ok.
     
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    What do you mean finish them off?
     
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    Last month before they get processed we mix in apples/acorns to help with the flavor.
     
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