Speedibeet in Winter

General discussion on feeding, quantity, types, etc.
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Speedibeet in Winter

Post by Lynndb » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:14 am

I though members might be interested to know of a substitute for grass in winter that I came across at the recommendation of a horse owner. Although my pigs are continuing to have pig nuts and veg/fruit twice a day, I've also started to give them a scoop of speedibeet which is dehydrated sugarbeet. You mix it with water and ten minutes later it has a porridge like consistency. As long as you don't make it too slushy they seem to really like it especially mixed with some apples and carrots. It's only a pound or two more than standard pig nuts and is a good source of carbohydrate especially useful when the weather turns colder.

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Re: Speedibeet in Winter

Post by wendy scu » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:03 pm

i feed mine sugar beet nuts - i don't soak them and they are fine and seem to like them as an addition to their sow nuts

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