Guidelines for Feeding a Lighter / “Green” Muscled Pig

Starting Plan (First Two Weeks):

Typical starting ration for a lighter muscled “green” pig, per feeding:

  • 1 pound of 611
  • 2 ounces of Oat Groats

Evaluate muscle in ten days to two weeks and see if you need to adjust protein, most likely you will stay on 611 longer with this type of pig. Increase feed content by ¼ of a pound as they eat it all.


Growing Stage:

Evaluate muscle throughout the entire growing period. The goal with a lighter “greener” muscled pig is for it to develop to a “middle of the road” muscled pig. Stay on 611 until you reach that point and then if you need to switch to 632 you can, especially if your gilt or barrow is getting fatter than desired and / or needs more shape.

Don’t be afraid to stay on 611 throughout the feeding period if your pig needs to continue to get more massive.

On pigs that need to be quite a bit fatter, mix 611 and 685.

Typical growing ration for a lighter muscled “green” pig, per feeding:

  • 2 pounds of 611 or 632
  • ¼ pound of Oat Groats or 698

Typical growing ration for a lighter muscled “green” pig that needs to be fatter, per feeding:

  • 1 ½ pound of 611
  • ½ pound of 685
  • ¼ pound of Oat Groats or 698

Evaluate muscle and fat cover once a week through the growing phase to see if you need to adjust protein up (needs more muscle) or down (needs less muscle / softer). We suggest to add fat by 120 pounds if needed by starting with 2 ounces of FULL FIGURE or SUP RRR OINK.

Replace your oat groats with 698 Slop to help soften and give them more body.


Finishing Stage (Last 30-40 Days Prior to the Show):

Feed 611 the last 30-40 days to increase overall mass. This type of pig will need Paylean (XXL or Vitamin + P) the last 21 days to help increase muscle mass and shape.

Typical finishing ration for a lighter muscled “green” pig:

  • 2 to 2 ½ pounds of 611
  • ½ pound of Oat Groats or 698
  • 2 to 4 ounces of FULL FIGURE or SUP RRR OINK
  • 4 ounces of XXL or 1 ounce of Vitamin + P (depending on which Paylean you choose) (fed wet)
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