Pig slop is made of a variety of foods and is usually a mix of grains and produce. It often includes foods like melon rinds and stale bread.Know More
Pigs are omnivores and require a diet that's rich in variety. They primarily eat high grains, but farmers will supplement their diet with pig slop. Pig slop varies based on the ingredients that are available. Some farmers will drop buckets off at public places, such as nursing homes and schools, to have the kitchen fill with their leftover foods.
Leftover foods that make up pig slop may include scrap foods that humans don't eat. From cucumber peels to apple cores, the foods still include important nutrients for pigs at a fraction of the price.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Horses eat a variety of foods, such as hay, grain, grass and oats. Horses traditionally feed on grasses in the wild and have digestive systems suited for roughage. Domestic horses primarily graze on hay during the day, but many owners supplement their diets with pellets and mixtures made of molasses, oats and barley.Full Answer >
Pig manure can be a good fertilizer for plants. However, due to the risk of pathogens that cause food borne illness in humans, experts do not recommend the use of pig manure to fertilize vegetable gardens.Full Answer >
Enemies of pigs throughout the world include eagles, hawks, tigers, pythons, hyenas, lions, leopards and wolves. Piglets in addition to adult pigs are targets for these carnivores.Full Answer >
On average, a pig has 12 to 14 complex glands (6 to 7 pairs), but the range is 6 to 32, depending on the breed. Glands are placed in two parallel rows, one on each side, to ensure that the piglets can reach them after birth.Full Answer >