Copper free diet for pigs

Discussion in 'Pig and Poultry' started by Paddington, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Paddington

    Paddington Member

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    Soggy Shropshire
    Picked up a few bags of pig nuts today for our 3 month old weaners. They were not our normal Supabreed nuts, but a "general feed for pigs". At home I noticed on the feint paper label that they are copper free. I thought copper as well as iron was essential for blood formation in piglets and these weaners were on 16% copper previously. As outdoor pigs they can get iron from the soil but copper ? Weaners are OSB's so not fast growing compared to commercial pigs. We've always used bought in feed in the past as presumably their necessary trace elements are included. Do I need to add a copper supplement or return the feed ?
     
  2. case 5140

    case 5140 Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire Dales
    we feed our OSBs on beef nuts,their outdoors they grow on it.
     
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