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Getting new pigs to get along, Tips N Tricks?

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Pigs' started by secuono, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Jul 3, 2017
    misfitmorgan

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    Mraya

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    Thanks I just read your post Great I loved the pics :drool BTW what would you feed a potbelly that you were raising for meat the one web site I came across said they used regular hog feed but how much should I feed them so they are lean not too much fat? One site said 1lb of food each day per mth of age up to 6lbs. They are 10 weeks and are eating maybe 2lbs a day between the 2 of them.
     
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    You will have a lot of fat, there is not a way to avoid it as far as i know with a potbelly pig, not without stunting their growth. It easier to feed them well and trim off the fat then to try to get them to grow at a good pace and feeding them less so they stay trim.

    We feed our breeding pigs 7.5lbs when bred and 5lbs when not bred. Those are full size meat pigs but we also adjust how much feed they get based on their appearance. We did have one sow who didnt keep weight after farrowing so she was getting 10lbs a day but we no longer have her because she was a hard keeper as a breeder.

    When we were feeding that potbelly pig we were feeding 3lbs/day but she was also over 2yrs old.