Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

hi there  I am just starting out with my first feeder pigs. I feed purina hog grower from my feed mill  does anyone use this product  I cant find information anywhere on the amount of feed to feed my pigs. I asked the feed mill and they said free choice but this seems impossible to me and I have heard that feeding too much will create a very fatty carcass. thoughts

I have also observed my pigs doing something  find abnormal, but I haven't found any other information about it online. Background: they have been with me for 2 weeks, they lived indoors and ate a different feed prior to coming to me, now they are on pasture and unfortunately have gotten a sunburn, now in have seen them reverse arching their backs and sometimes even dropping their bellies to the ground and walking along as if they cant use their back legs. It is only very intermittently, I am thinking maybe they are scratching but it doesn't really explain why they are making their backs concave at times as they walk along, almost a humping motion. anyone experience this, is it normal, should I worry  thanks

Views: 155

Reply to This

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Strong family foundation crucial for farm success

Family dynamics can play a huge role in what occurs in the family farm business.

Dorian damage worse than first thought in Nova Scotia's famed Annapolis Valley

Closer inspections of the ripening apple crop in Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley have revealed the damage caused by post-tropical storm Dorian was worse than first thought.

Ontario Field Crop Report – Week of September 9, 2019

Farm show season is upon us! As we admire the many types and sizes of farm equipment, most of us would rather ignore the elephant in the room; a lot of new farm machinery is simply too heavy to drive across the field without risking deep, potentially permanent, subsoil compaction.

Drought Monitor: Better in Prairies; Drier in Central Canada

Things continued to improve in Western Canada during August, but conditions in central Canada turned notably drier during the month, according to the latest update of the Canadian drought monitor.

CannTrust Provides Default Status Report

The MCTO does not affect the ability of investors who are not insiders to trade in the securities of the Company.

© 2019   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service