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.
 

Guide your way through spring agronomy decisions

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The incessant and extreme wet conditions are now presenting huge challenges for every farm’s spring agronomy and cropping decisions.

Plans are being urgently reevaluated and rejigged to set priorities for treatment, with a watchful eye on deadlines for timely spring crop establishment when a window allows. And all against a backdrop of potential damage to soil structure to fields from traveling in waterlogged conditions.

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Lessons learned from last year have proved invaluable, with the latest Syngenta Spring Guide giving an insight into some of the tips and ideas to help with this season’s decisions...
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