Whey in the Pasture
A local cheese plant delivers 6000 gallons of whey at a time to our pigs.
It comes off the truck steaming and is drained into three tanks we installed in early January.
Below Dave is working on the fittings for the pipes.
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.
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.
The result? Hmmm. Yes, please!