Are the pigs going to have access to pasture? Will they get to forage for some of their own food?
I raised my pigs last year on only forage and wheat/barley which was soaked for 3 days in water with apple cider vinegar.
I would add some kelp meal to the food.
Plus they got all of the kitchen scraps.
I also got deliveries of food from a local restaurant.
Pigs grew fine!
The kelp has salt in it. I did not add any salt to the food.
For a while i was giving them 12% rabbit pellets.
In the fall they received all the apples i could give them.
Honestly the pigs got every possible food i could give them. I gave them chicken eggs along with their shells. Some times i gave them just egg shells with their food.
Ask a local cheese making place for some spent dairy or whey.
Ask whatever food place for spent produce.
consider all options!
They will have access to pasture, though it's not properly planted pasture (yet) so I can only guess what they'll find out there. Thank you for sharing your experience. This is the first year I am raising pigs and moving away from grain, at least partially, seems an obtainable goal as I gain experience.
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