What is The Main Ingredients for Making Pig Feed

Main Ingredients for Making Pig Feed

Pigs are monogastric animals with one stomach. They are inefficient at digesting fibre. Their efficiency is only 50% depending on the type of fibre and their age. Therefore, they cannot eat pasture alone and require supplementary feeding. Pigs should be fed a balanced (manufactured) diet, or a home-mixed diet that is tailored to their needs. Although cereal grains can be a good source of feed, they should only be used by pigs if they have been cracked and rolled.

Ingredients used in the preparation of pig food

Creep feed

Creep Feed is the first food for baby piglets. It is important to not eat wet food. This complete feed is rich in protein, vitamins, and amino acids, making it a great start for healthy young piglets.

Creeps should be fed about 20g per piglet each day. This is a good mixture of fine rice bran, rice broken, and maize grains. Always have clean drinking water.

Rice Bran

It is suitable for pig feed and contains 11% protein. Rice bran can also be combined with other feeds up to 30 to 45 percent. It should be kept for no more than one month to prevent mold growth.


Grain is the main ingredient of feed. It is an excellent source of energy. It has a metabolizable energy of 3400 Kcal/kg. Yellow maize has carotene and a protein content of 10%. Before you can use maize for formulation, it should be dried properly. It is an excellent animal feed, with up to 65% carbohydrates and 9 percent protein. You can mix it with other feeds but no more than 40% of the mix ration.

Maize offal

It is an excellent source of energy, with a 2500 Kcal/kg level. This fiber content is much higher than maize.

Wheat Offal

It is an additional source of energy, and is a byproduct of wheat milling. It has a lower energy value than maize, and the metabolizable amount is approximately 1800 Kcal/kg.


Cassava is an excellent source of energy. The by-products include cassava flour and cassava chaff. Hydrocyanic acid (HCN), is an anti-nutritional component that can be found in cassava. Cassava should always be dried properly before being incorporated with other feed ingredients.

Sweet potato

Sweet potato is an excellent source of energy. A boiled sweet potato can be served directly to the pig. Dry sweet potato was used in large quantities to replace maize when formulating pig’s diet.

Broken Rice

This feed is great for pigs. You can mix it with up to 15% to 20% of other feeds. Broken rice contains 8% protein.

Fish Meal

It is an excellent source of animal protein, and is high in both essential and un-essential amino acids. It can be either imported or locally used for pig nutrition. The crude protein content of the protein is between 60 and 72%.

Bone Meal

Bone meal, which is rich in calcium and phosphorus, is an excellent source. It is responsible for bone formation and skeleton. Calcium content in bone is approximately 37%, while phosphorus content is about 17%.

Oyster shell

Oyster shells are a good source for calcium. Oyster shell is less expensive than bone meal. The calcium content of oyster shells is 35%, and it contains no phosphorous.

Root Crops

Mix these with feeds up to 10-20% (but not more than 30%). Before using, it must be cleaned and peeled. Then, it must be washed, sliced and dried. Because of the toxic substances in the crop, it should not be given to pigs. You can keep the sliced or dried cassava longer.

3 Steps to Make Your Own Pig Feed

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  • If you want to make your own pig feed pellets, make sure that the moisture content of your raw materials is between 10-12%. The final quality of your finished pellets will depend on how wetter or dryer the material is. A drier can be used to quickly get the right moisture. You can also dry it in the sun.
  • Crushing your materials is the second step before making your own pig feed pellets. If your raw materials are too large, it may not be easy to press into pellets. The finer the material, the faster it will be pelletized and the better the final pellets.
  • The feeder allows you to feed your raw materials into the pig feed pellet mill. They will then be compressed into columned holes on a die and released from the machine. This completes the process of making your own feed.

How to Feed Pigs

It is vital to take into account the nutritional needs of pigs when feeding them. There is no standard diet. The nutritional requirements can be simplified to include a requirement for protein and energy. The lysine requirement, which is the protein requirement, is more specific. Lysine, an important amino acid, is used to indicate the quality of protein relative to the pig’s requirements.

The nutritional requirements for optimal and healthy growth of pigs vary and are influenced by:

Age and body weight

A young pig, or a weaner, needs a higher level of protein and energy than a finisher pig.

Your pigs’ genetic potential

Breeds that are fast growing (e.g. Large White, Landrace and Duroc require more protein than other breeds (e.g. Berkshire, Hampshire).

Housing environment

If pigs are exposed to extreme temperatures (indoors in winter and summer), they will need more energy to keep them warm or cool. Therefore, higher energy levels will be necessary to sustain growth.

The physiological state of the porc

A pregnant sow will need different nutritional and energy requirements than a sow who is feeding piglets or a young pig growing quickly.

Private consultants, stockfeed producers and feed companies can help you to formulate a diet that suits your (and your pigs’) needs. Feed costs account for 60-75% of total operating costs in commercial pig production. In other words, pigs’ health, wellbeing, reproduction and meat production as well as their cost of maintaining them can be affected by the diet they eat.

Tips for feeding pigs to increase their weight

Pig farming is difficult and time-consuming work. However, feeding pigs can be a difficult task. This is especially true for those who keep pigs for profit.

You must feed a pig the right food to increase its weight. You must increase the amount of fat and sugar in your diet if the pig does not gain weight as quickly as you would like. Pig farmers need to know the desired weight of their pigs. The pig’s fat content is measured at the time it is sold and is then priced accordingly.

The right kind of feedstuffs are necessary to keep the pig healthy and large. Because pig farmers are dependent on their feeds, they must ensure that the feedstuffs are not left behind. This will cause pigs to become irritable and unable to eat as much. When feeding pigs, it is important to consult an expert about the right amount of feed. It is important to take the time to think about what feeds the pigs prefer, as this will make it easier to feed them.

To avoid pigs eating dirty food, the leftovers of pigs should be handled after they have eaten. To prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, pigs must have a good sanitary routine.

The right pig feeder can make a big difference in pig feeding efficiency. There are many options for pig feeding equipment, including an automatic cylindric feeder for fattening and dry wet feeder for powdered and pellet feedstuffs.

As a reliable and experienced manufacturer of feed pellet making machine, LIMA Feed Machinery can offer both single feed pellet machine and customized complete feed production line. For more information about the equipment and detailed price, feel free to send us an inquiry!

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