How To Mix Pig Feed In Uganda

What Is Mix Pig Feed?

Feed your breeder pigs a different mix than the rest of pigs. Make a feed mix that is about 80 percent sorghum, 10 percent sunflower meal, 10 percent calcium and protein supplement, and 0.25 percent salt. Quality of a good pig food contains; Pig food should be fresh and not stale

How To Mix Pig Feed In Uganda

Pigmeat is getting more and more popular.

To produce the best quality pig meat for the lowest costs is a matter of efficiently.

To get the best possible results depends on management decisions.

Good quality feed, with good management and good breeds will ensure the best revenue out of your pigs and happy customers buying and consuming the meat.

Koudijs developed a range of pig feed for piglets, sows and growers/fatteners. This matched feed range ensures a high early growth with your piglets due to strong piglet development, better condition for the sows and therefore more piglets per sow per year and a very efficient and sustainable growth in the finisher stage. All feeds will bring you a good revenue and less worries.


  • Extensive research and development included
  • Worldwide knowledge translated in local solutions
  • Quality concentrates, optimized with more than 30 different ingredients
  • Better liveability through good vitality of the piglets
  • High quality ingredients and optimal growth efficiency results in tasty and healthy meat
  • Best technical results in feed conversion rate and better production per m2

The Good Combination For Pigs Should Have The Following Percentages.

Maize Brand :70%
Fish Meal :10.5%
Cotton seed cake :14%
Lake shells : 3.5%
Bone Ash : 0.7%
Salt : 0.4%
Vitamin Mineral mix : 0.4%
Total 100%

In your case, We suggest that you mix as follows with what you have.
Maize Brand : 62%
Maize : 8%
Soya : 25%
Dried Legumes: 4%
Salt : 1%


Since pigfarming and expecially the management of the animals requires focus, we developed concentrates to formulate all possible mixings for all groups of pigs.To prevent the risk of malnutrition our customers challenged us to provide mixings based on the most common available raw materials. Our add-maize only products work easy for the farmer.


The Koudijs pig assortment offers you the best feed solution for your farm. Most optimal mixing can be selected according to your situation and goals.

Creep + StarterWeaning age < 6 weeksWeaning age > 6 weeks
Lactation + Gestation + GiltsAverage number of weaned piglets > 8Average number of weaned piglets < 8
Grower + Finisherfocus on revenueLower feed price

Important Facts About Feeds And Feeding Of Pigs

  • Feed costs represent 60 – 70 % of the total cost of production in the pig industry. Therefore the profit from a pig enterprise is affected by the efficient and economic use of the feeds.
  • The pig is omnivorous, i.e. it can eat all types of food except that it cannot digest too much fiber and therefore it cannot live entirely on roughage.
  • Pigs thrive best on foods that are suitable for humans and fortunately they also thrive on by-product feeds and other materials that are practically useless as food for man.
  • Farmers should always aim at using cheaper, lower grade feed stuffs to the fullest extent and to supplement them by the more expensive nutritious feeds to the point that true economy dictates.
  • Nutrient requirements vary with age and physical conditions.
  • Diseased pigs cannot utilize feed efficiently and therefore farmers must ensure that the pigs are in good health. Also, poorly fed pigs are susceptible to diseases.

Nutritional Requirements For The Different Pig Categories

  • Piglets

Each newborn piglet should be fed on colostrum within the first 18 hours after birth. If the sow is hostile, bottle feeding of the colostrum to the piglets is recommended.

Sow’s milk does not contain enough iron to meet the requirements of baby pigs within their first 3 or 4 days to prevent anemia.

Starting at one week of age, piglets should be given creep feed. It contains 20% crude protein. At 3 weeks, farmers may switch to starter feed which contains 18% crude protein and this is fed to the piglets until they reach weaning age where the weight will also be about 15kg.

  • Weaners/Growers

After weaning, the pigs should be switched from the creep feed to a lower cost pig grower feed which contains 16% of crude protein. Clean fresh water should be available to the pigs at all times.

  • Boar

Boars may be fed on rations containing 14% crude protein. Water must always be available for the boar.

  • Pregnant Sow

During gestation, the sow is limit fed for 2 to 3 kg per day of a 14% protein diet (sow and weaner meal). Close to farrowing, maize bran may be added as 25% and this will be mainly the source of energy. Maize will also increase bulk and this prevents constipation. Water must always be available for the sow.

  • Lactating Sow

Bulky ingredients should be removed from the sow ration soon after farrowing. Sows are fed on rations containing 14% protein and those nursing large litters need full feeding during lactation. Sows that finish lactation with excessive weight losses have delayed estrus beyond the usual 3 to 7 days post weaning. Sows nursing fewer than 8 piglets must be fed an amount of 3kg a day with an added bonus of 0.25kg for each piglet being nursed.