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growing fodder beats for pigs

 
Mariah Wallener
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Anybody know roughly how many acres (or portions thereof) of fodder beets would I need to feed a pig through the growing season (May - October), as part of a balanced omnivore diet?

If this is doable, my next question will be in the permaculture forum: how to grow fodder beats in a polyculture - not interested in any monoculture plots here on the homestead!
 
Cj Sloane
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I haven't had great success with the search engine here but you should give it a try.

Anyway, this is a very recent topic:
Sugar Beets

If you scroll down you can see my response. IMO you're asking the wrong question... A better question might be:
What can I feed a pig eat through the growing season (May - October), as part of a balanced omnivore diet?

Wouldn't it be easier for the pig to forage than for you to have to feed it?

Maybe the question will lead to an answer that has a sugar beet component, maybe not.
 
John Polk
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It is common, after the harvest, to turn the hogs loose in the field. They will find every one the harvesters missed. Beets are most commonly used as a winter feed. Most hogs are slaughtered shortly after the harvest.
 
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