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Curious pigs on a Manitoba hog farm

Jun 03, 2019

Video: Curious pigs on a Manitoba hog farm

Hog farmer Kenny, from the Rural Municipality of Springfield in Manitoba, submitted April 2018's winning video of his curious feeder pigs. The video shows pigs in a feeder barn checking out and chewing on the animal caregiver standing in their pen. These pigs are raised together in open, group pens for their entire lives. Feeder pigs choose how much to eat and consume a grain-based diet consisting mainly of crops such as barley, wheat and corn for energy, plus soybeans and canola meal for protein. Feeder pigs stay in this barn for three to four months, until they reach market weight of 130 kg (286 lb).