Pigs and spuds


Livestock Farmer
Have acquired a ton of waste spuds and have been feeding them to the pigs. A friend has told us that's a no no for pigs. A quick Google suggests there's toxins under the skin that are harmful in large quantities, but some say not a problem unless silly amounts. There's no green ones.

Anyone with experience care to comment.


A friend of ours fed his pigs on potatoes, mostly the skins, he used to boil them up in an old metal tub, never had any problems with them, this was a long time ago now so don't know if any regulations have changed since.

The Big Farming Survey deadline is fast approaching

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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...