Yesterday's Tractor Co. Low Prices, Parts Ship Fast!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Using Your Tractor & Crop Talk

Discussion Board - Re: hog feed

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Jugum

09-04-2013 03:55:15
98.20.187.173



Report to Moderator

Would that be half a small square bale ? Just starting to mix my own pig feed and I like the fact that your recipe can be fed to chickens also.

Thanks, Jug




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
notjustair

09-05-2013 19:37:03
174.230.128.160



Report to Moderator
 Re: hog feed in reply to Jugum, 09-04-2013 03:55:15  
Yes, half of a small square. Believe it or not, just adding that much can DOUBLE the amount of feed in the grinder because it gets so fluffy. If I have the mixer over half full I watch the level carefully when I start adding the bale. I always grind it in last and let it mix for 5 minutes or so. The alfalfa pieces end up a little more than 1/4 inch in length. It keeps the hogs from gorging themselves on corn but the protein is high enough to make them gain. Also, if the feed doesn't have enough texture to it hogs will sometimes get ulcers. It helps avoid that.

We always did it growing up, so I have always done it too. I have used hay bales as well. It adds nice roughage and gives the chickens more to pick through. The last few times I have used hay as it was close at hand.

The chickens are crazy for it and some days it will double egg production. I think it is the minerals. The mix I do is about the same protein as bagged feed and has the same minerals. I have been hesitant to feed it as sole chicken ration but have been thinking next time I go to the coop I would pick their brain about it. I have a house of old layers so I might experiment with them.

If I am feeding out a steer it gets about 1/2 a five gallon bucket of it a day. The cows just love it - it is like ice cream for them. For whatever reason horses won't touch it. They are a little slow to try something new, though.

I don't know that the alfalfa adds a lot of protein. If I use hay I put in another bag of concentrate 40. The alfalfa maintains the protein level but the hay brings it down. With that in the mix it is beautiful feed, though.

I guess I have never thought twice about it - I just did it. I guess we did it growing up to save money. We didn't know any better and those animals were just fine. Sometimes we over think things in the enlightened age!

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Jugum

09-08-2013 04:56:19
98.20.187.173



Report to Moderator
 Re: hog feed in reply to notjustair, 09-05-2013 19:37:03  
Thank you for your reply gonna try your recipe this fall. I"m feeding out some hamps and feed prices are getting in my pocket pretty bad.

Thanks ,
Jug



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters