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wet feeding vs dry feeding

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Pigs' started by jk47, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Nov 21, 2014
    jk47

    jk47 Loving the herd life

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    I have used both but cant really tell if it does anything as far as weight gain goes
    I think hand feeding with added water to make a mush increase appetite because they don't need to stop eating to drink. but it seems to but the weight on faster. then my friends who use dry feed in a autofeeder.
    it could be that my pigs just had better genetics.that could of been better if would of used dry feeding or not I have know idea
     
  2. Nov 22, 2014
    elbesta

    elbesta Loving the herd life

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    I dry feed because it is easier than wet feeding. Also in the winter wet would freeze up. The water tanks have heaters in them and are right by the feed trough. I do feed wet to very small pigs, grain with goats milk.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2014
    jk47

    jk47 Loving the herd life

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    That's true it would freeze. I forgot in other area of the country
    It doesn't stay at 60-70 degrees
    Pretty much all year around.
     
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    19disbre Exploring the pasture

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    Wet feeding definitely helps weight gain if you do a little research, its not a significant increase but it is consistent and I would say it is definitely worth it if you are feeding by hand
     
  5. May 24, 2016
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    Noob here with new pigs. Mine weren't eating much dry, but chowed down when I wet it. They are still figuring out the auto-waterer, though.
     

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