Feeding pigs

They do love potatoes, see if your local greengrocer wants rid of any waste veg.

If you've a local bakery you could see about getting bread waste from them but you must not use any food waste that has been near meat or even on the same premises as meat.
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
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Devon
They eat silage , I didn’t think they would .
Not great quantities of it, but she's using a forage based system, with grass and cover crops, so now they're in because its too wet, they get silage. They like it, and it means they have something to pick at always, but just small amounts.
If you're pushing for fast finishing, probably best to leave it out, but that's not her system.
 

Hilly

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Not great quantities of it, but she's using a forage based system, with grass and cover crops, so now they're in because its too wet, they get silage. They like it, and it means they have something to pick at always, but just small amounts.
If you're pushing for fast finishing, probably best to leave it out, but that's not her system.
Mine will be outside come better weather , I’d like them to have a diverse diet not just cereals.
 

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The 31 March deadline for responses to RABI’s Big Farming Survey is fast approaching and everyone linked to farming across England and Wales is being encouraged to take part.

“The support that we’ve received since the launch of The Big Farming Survey in January has been incredible. We’d like to thank everyone who has already completed the questionnaire or promoted the research project more widely,” says RABI’s Chief Executive, Alicia Chivers.

“However, the more comprehensive the data collected, the better the reflection on the daily realities of people from all sectors of agriculture and across all regions,” she adds. “We therefore want to hear from farmers, farm workers, contractors, spouses, adult-aged children and...
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