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 high-quality, grain-based diet consisting mainly of crops such as barley, wheat and corn, which provide pigs with energy, and soybeans and canola meal for 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?
Farmers work closely with swine nutritionists to develop the right feeding program for their pigs.