High Quality Grain & Stockfood

Golden Grain Ltd

We supply grain and stock food for a variety of animals ranging from Alpacas, Rabbits, Chickens, Dairy, Horse and even Dogs.

We are a family owned & operated business based in Edgecumbe, New Zealand.

Our mission statement is to provide a high quality stock feed at a reasonable price with great service!

Raise the Heathiest Pigs with Quality Pig Feed from Golden Grain

It can be difficult to find good advice on pig feed, with most guides stating that “pigs can eat anything.” It may be true that pigs can tolerate a wide range of foods, but that doesn’t mean that they should necessarily “eat anything.” What you feed your pigs has a direct impact on the quality of their health – and their meat if you are providing for your family. At Golden Grain, we offer a range of pig feed products to ensure that your hogs receive the best-quality diet possible.

Tips Regarding Pig Feed

The most important part of raising pigs is knowing how to feed them correctly. Pigs require a high-energy diet with plenty of protein, and they will consume large amounts of food surprisingly fast. Here are a few tips for feeding your pigs effectively.

  • Know what not to feed. Pigs can eat a wide variety of foods, but it’s still best to avoid sweets, dog food, milk, meat, fruits, potatoes, and dairy products.
  • Understand basic intake requirements and growth rates. Younger and smaller pigs require different diets than larger and heavier pigs. Keep in mind that a pig will eat around four percent of its body weight per day.
  • Provide plenty of clean, fresh water. Remember that water is the foundation of a pig’s diet. Your pigs need to have constant access to clean, fresh water. Keep water containers and devices sanitised and accessible throughout the day.

Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Pig Feed

Are your pigs as healthy as they can be? Are you getting the most weight possible from your pigs at the market? There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy, but there are some things you can do, including providing the best nutrition from wean to finish. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid for best results.

  • Not starting right with weaned pig feed intake. The first challenge to overcome is the transition from sow’s milk to dry feed. The only source of food your piglets have known to this point is the sow. Nursery feed ingredients should include the right smell and taste profiles to encourage the piglet to start eating.
  • Not managing diet changes correctly. Any change in a pig’s diet can disrupt intake. The switch from complex nursery diets to less complex grower diets can pose unique challenges. This is an important transition because the gut plays such an essential role in a pig’s immune system. The right feed can help support a healthy, well-developed gut and a pig with overall good health.
  • Not managing feed well as pigs reach market weights. Feeder management can be a challenge as pigs grow. Particularly heavy pigs might require more feed than lighter animals. In large barns, that could add up to a substantial additional amount of feed per day. Check feeders daily and ensure that you are providing adequate feed.

About Golden Grain

For over 35 years, Golden Grain has been providing a range of competitively priced, high-quality stock feed for people in Edgecumbe and throughout Australia. We source locally grown maize and grow, manufacture, and package many of the products that we offer on our site. As a smaller company, we can provide the personalised service and custom products that you need. Find all your stock feed products at Golden Grain – contact us today to learn more.