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Baymule's Pigs 2017-2018

Discussion in 'Everything Else Pigs' started by Baymule, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:17 AM
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master

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    I see @Devonviolet doing some DH arm twisting in the not so distant future. :)
     
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  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:45 AM
    Hens and Roos

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    Congrats on the new additions! :thumbsup
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:21 PM
    Baymule

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    Soaking the corn is really helping. I couldn't fill them up! They were so hungry all the time. Now, I can feed them in the morning, yesterday and today, they still had feed when I fed them in the evening. This evening I fed them the last bucket that had pellets in it. No more pellets, they just don't like them. I had run out of corn, so we went to the feed store for 10 bags. I started 4 buckets this evening and added some of that whey I got from @Devonviolet. We also got a bale of hay for the pigs. I am going to spray it with the whey to get their interest. We'll see how that goes.
     
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  4. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:31 PM
    Baymule

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    @Devonviolet.......it just makes sense that you have a pig to slurp up all that delicious whey you are producing from making cheese.....but not until we send ours to slaughter........ :lol:
     
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  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:44 PM
    Devonviolet

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    :lol: :yuckyuck :lol:
     
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  6. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM
    Baymule

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    I don't can sausage. I freeze it. A friend who grew up very poor said her father would fry the sausage patties and pack them in a heavy crock. He poured melted lard over each layer of sausage patties. All winter they scooped back the lard, then got as many patties as they wanted and heated them up in a skillet. I don't see why it wouldn't work.....other than bugs, mice....:sick I bet cooked sausage patties could be canned, packed in lard, but I don't think I want to try it.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:45 PM
    goatgurl

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    back when fairys and giants roamed the earth and I was a lot younger I use to can a lot of sausage. season it, make patties, fry them, pack them in wide mouth jars and can them. they were good. didn't have much freezer space back then and canned lots that I don't do today.
    my friend that hog hunts here brought me over 150# of soy beans from the other farm that he hunts on. they have almost 1000 acres in the river bottoms and grow corn, soy beans and sorghum sudan on. its what falls on the ground as they transfer from the combines to the trucks and they just leave it. my question is have you ever fed whole soybeans to anything? I've been giving a couple of cups to the pig along with the corn and pellets he gets. don't want to hurt him but also don't want to wast free food. thoughts anyone?
     
  8. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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  9. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:23 PM
    Baymule

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    @goatgurl how did you can sausage? In water? Lard?

    Soybeans or any bean......cook 'em.

    http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/3625

    https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/l...print,full-fat-soybeans-in-swine-rations.html

    http://www.durocs.com/forums/2/30467


    http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2377&context=extensionhist

    Raw soybeans contain several anti-growth factors, so the beans must be cooked before they are used in all pig diets except diets for gestating sows. Properly cooking the soybeans with either a roaster (240°F to 250°F for 2.5 to 3.5
    Table I. Average nutrient composition of soybean meal and cooked, full-fat soybeans.a Item 44% Soybean meal Full-fat soybeans Protein, % 44.0 36.7 Lysine, % 2.9 2.25 Lysine digestibility, % 86 71 Fat, % 1.1 18.8 Metabolizable energy, kcal/lb 1,461 1,644 aAs-fed basis.
    minutes) or an extruder (exit temperature of 280°F to 300°F) destroys several of these anti-growth factors and produces an acceptable supplemental protein source for all pigs.
    Less heating time is required to adequately destroy the anti-growth factors when sodium metabisulfate is added to the soybeans (at levels of 1 percent to 2 percent) before cooking. Recent research suggests extrusion processing yields soybean products of greater nutritional value for weanling pigs than does roasting. Grain driers do not adequately cook soybeans.
    Among the anti-growth factors in soybeans is a compound known as Kunitz trypsin inhibitor. New strains of soybeans have been developed that do not contain the Kunitz inhibitor, so these newer varieties should require less cooking. However, current research indicates these new strains must be cooked to the same extent as regular soybeans if they are intended for weanling or growing pigs (12 lb to 120 lb). For finishing pigs only one half the cooking time may be necessary to achieve similar efficiency of growth as fully cooked regular soybeans.
    Cooked soybeans should be checked periodically for anti-growth factor activity. Use tests that indirectly assess this activity. For information on how to obtain an on-farm test, contact LSB Products, 731 McCall Road, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Producers also can submit cooked soybeans to a commercial laboratory for a urease test.
    Generally a urease level of .20 to .05 pH unit change is indicative of proper cooking. Urease levels greater than .20 pH unit change indicate undercooking and a pH change of less than .05 unit may indicate overcooking. A urease test at a commercial laboratory costs $12 to $15 per sample. As a guide, test every third batch of cooked soybeans. See NebGuide 88-892, Mixing Quality Pig Feed, for details on sampling procedures and laboratory locations.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:02 PM
    goatgurl

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    thanks for the info bay, looks like i'm going to be cooking a lot of beans. I haven't fed them to anything else and won't now.
    and when I canned the sausage I used the grease/lard I cooked them in. was easy, a little time consuming but not hard. and I went kind of easy on the sage too because to much kind of give it a wang.
     
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