Piglet Nutrition Notes: Volume One
The first in a series of short but incredibly detailed books on feeding the growing pig, this is aimed at the serious pig keeper, to whom maximum survival and good growth rates are paramount.
It may appear, at first glance, to be a little too technical for the novice pig keeper who hasn’t had the benefit of studying a biological science, but it is written in a very easy-to-read style, so don’t be put off. If you have a real interest in animal nutrition and the determination to do the best for your pigs, you’ll find it rewarding and illuminating.
I’m a real advocate of sticking to ready-made pig feed when people are just starting off with pigs. Why? Because the companies that produce them have spent decades getting the fine-tuning right, making sure that each feed contains exactly what pigs need at each stage of their lives. Read this book before trying to cut corners by mixing your own home-made rations. It might make you think twice.