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As we head into this long-awaited festive season and leftovers pile up, it’s important to remember that there are strict rules when it comes to what can be fed to pigs. Swill feeding, or prohibited pig feed, is any food scraps that contain or have been in contact with meat or meat products. These products may have come from countries with emergency animal diseases, either illegally or unknowingly, and could contain viral fragments of foot-and-mouth disease or African swine fever posing a serious threat to Australia’s biosecurity. Feeding prohibited pig feed is illegal in all states and territories of Australia and a severe threat to the nation’s biosecurity. These rules apply to all pigs, whether they’re produced commercially or kept as family pets.
The simplest way to keep your pigs and Australia’s livestock industries safe from devastating diseases like the foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever is to only provide them with pig feed that has been produced by a quality assured stockfeed manufacturer.
Pigs can safely and legally eat the following:
For more information on prohibited pig feed, please visit: Prohibited Pig Feed Compliance and Awareness – Animal Health Australia.
You can also watch the video to find out the right feed for your pigs: What can I feed my pigs?