Feeding the pigs the produce on concrete has had interesting results. Heres a picture of the produce load before the pigs started eating it.
My initial impression is that more of the food is going into the hogs; less is trampled into the mud. Cleanup is certainly much easier - I designed it so that the feeding area was 18" wider than the tractor bucket to make that possible. Now I think I'll try loads that don't have potting soil in them. I'm hoping that what the hogs don't eat (oranges, potatoes, onions, etc) we can scoop up and present to the cows, to get even more use of the fruit.
3 weeks ago