Whey in the Pasture

A local cheese plant delivers 6000 gallons of whey at a time to our pigs.

whey tanker

It comes off the truck steaming and is drained into three tanks we installed in early January.

100_7528

Below Dave is working on the fittings for the pipes.

DSCN8878

All we have to do is open a valve, and the whey is carried by pipes down the hill to the waiting trough where our pigs drink it at a rate of 6 gallons per pig per day.

Look for the white trough to the left of the photo.

Look for the white trough to the left of the photo.

Besides the tenderizing effect of the whey on the pork, whey provides a complete protein that enables the pigs to put on weight more quickly while on pasture.

chop

The result? Hmmm. Yes, please!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: