We (myself and the rest of the fine folks here at the Ohio Pork Council) get more than our fair share of questions about recipes, cooking with pork, getting the most out of a grocery budget, etc. That’s great! We love to talk pork!
We also get TONS of questions about farming and how pigs are raised. So, naturally maybe, many people want to take their questions a step deeper and find out what their food eats, asking, “What do pigs eat?” These questions are awesome too. Pigs rock! Just a few months ago, I read an article citing that pigs eat garbage, broken glass and syringes. That could be on the list of the most blatantly inaccurate statements I’ve ever heard made. While this creative spin on a pig’s diet was relatively hard to pass (pun intended HA), we took this as an opportunity to have a little fun telling the story of what pigs really do eat.
Now, there are many different ways to feed pigs. Most pigs eat a diet of corn and soybeans. Some pigs are raised on pasture. And, some eat a combination of the two.
Pigs do not eat:
We had a lot of fun making this video about what pigs really eat, but we weren’t alone. Our friends over at Ohio Corn were real excited about watching pigs eat and then talking about it, (it’s kind of what we do.) Corn and soybean farmers are proud to work with pig farmers. In fact, farm animals are the number one consumer of corn and soybeans. Have a question about pigs, pork or farming? Check out our “Ask” page and let us know. We’ll work with farmers and industry experts to find the information you’re looking for.
Until next time, Q