What do pigs eat?
Swine diets are carefully formulated to meet pigs’ nutritional needs. Canadian farmers do not add growth hormones to pigs’ feed.
Farmers feed pigs a grain-based diet consisting mainly of available farm grains. Crops such as barley, wheat and corn provide pigs with energy, while soybeans and canola meal supply protein. Farmers add vitamins and minerals to the feed of newly-weaned pigs for optimum nutrition. Clean, fresh water is an essential part of a pig’s diet.
Did you know?
Pig feed ingredients include corn, wheat, barley, canola meal and soy meal.