Pigs eat once a day, when they wish to do so, and immediately after consuming their food, they produce.
The goal of any livestock owner is to increase the weight, the herd - and, ultimately, the products the cattle produce. Of course, in order for the weight of the cattle to increase and for all life processes to run normally, you need to provide the animals with feed.
Each clone has a feeding trough in the barn, from which only the pigs belonging to that clone will eat. If your pigs belong to more than one clone, make sure all the clones have food in their feeders. In the pigsty organized a common feeder for all animals in the account (if the capacity of the pigsty is sufficient). After the pigsty is built, the animals will feed there.
Feeding the feeder can be stockpiled for several days or even months. If necessary, you can remove excess feed from the feeder back into the clone's inventory.
Each age group of pigs corresponds to its optimal (complete) feed ration. This diet will allow your animals to gain weight at maximum speed and produce the maximum amount of product.
It is important to realize that deviations from the optimal feed ration will result in a lower rate of weight gain in your animals. The greater the deviation from the optimal feed ration, the slower the animal will gain weight. In addition, sub-optimal (incomplete) nutrition will reduce production, and the period of readiness for mating and the gestation period will increase.
You may not feed your cattle at all for a while. Sows and boars do not starve to death. However, animals will lose weight if there is no food at all. Also, starving animals will not produce, and the rate of pregnancy and mating preparation processes will drop to zero,
Warning. If the animals receive very little (relative to the optimal diet) amount of feed, close to zero, or no feed at all, their weight will decrease. In this case, the animals will lose 1/3 of the weight they would have gained with an optimal feed ration on a given day. This rule does not apply to pigs 351-380 days old: such animals do not lose weight.
If your animal's weight drops to 0 kg, it will die.
Optimal ration for pigs
When fed the optimal diet, your pigs will get the maximum possible weight gain and produce the most manure. Read more
Sub-optimal (incomplete) rations for pigs
If you do not have the ability to feed your pigs the optimal diet, you can change it at your discretion, but it will affect the livelihood of the pigs. Read more