If you are still buying pellet feed from commercial feed factory or feed shop, then your cost per year for buying feed may be a lot big. You can find a feed pellet mill to reduce your cost by making your own pellet feed with such a machine using grains like corn powder,wheat, rice husk,wheat straw,vegetables and so on. Pigs really appreciate variety in their diets.
Tips of feeding time
Pigs are strong and boisterous animals with a well-developed sense of humour, and they will be so eager to get their feed that they may knock you over when they get big enough. If you can, position the feeding trough where you can fill it from the other side of a (strong!) fence. If not, throw a generous handful of feed into the enclosure as you enter it. The pigs should leave you alone for long enough to eat it – repeat as necessary to cover your approach to the trough
what raw materials can be used to make feed pellets?
1. alfalfa meals should be the first one choice for making various feed pellets to meet the high fiber/low carbohydrate needs for rabbits – alfalfa is great ingredient
2. Pulverized Oats which are a low-glycemic source of carbohydrates,but your have to remember that if you add oats to a pellet already high in oats, you may push your rabbits over their carb limit – the oats is good ingredient
3. Wheat or corn Germ Meal – Another kind of raw materials with fiber and carbohydrates in a low glycemic form, also a source of fat – great ingredient
4. Ground Barley is similar to oats is a kind of good ingredient
3 Best Pig Feed Ingredients
Animal protein and plant proteins
Fish meal is an excellent source of protein for young pigs, but high price and low availability frequently limit its use. Other major animal derived protein sources include dairy proteins, poultry meal, meat meal, and blood products (where permitted).
Grass or straw,leaves
Alfalfa ,clover,green fodder etc. Although low in fibre, alfalfa is palatable to pigs as well as being easily digestible. It is the best nutritional package you can put into the rations you use to feed your livestock, dairy cattle, poultry or pigs. It also contains a blend of 47 nutritional elements, and provides one of nature’s most liberal balances of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Sugar beet pulp
This is a widely underestimated ingredient. It is not only a fair source of energy, but also a good source of functional fiber, acting to promote healthy gastrointestinal microflora establishment in the young pig. In addition, beet pulp has a high absorbing capacity, and as such, it can be used in diets that promote nutritional secretory diarrhea (non-pathogenic), instead of bentonite or purified absorbent fibers.