Peas are a valuable ingredient because they contain twice the protein of most vegetables. They are good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and some B-complex vitamins— thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. Peas are also good sources of calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium. The insoluble fiber present helps intestinal mobility.
Our very first ingredient is steamed rolled oats (oatmeal). It is a premium, high quality grain that is easy for your mini-pig to digest. High in Lysine. Lysine content is important because swine, like most simple-stomached (non-ruminant) animals, do not require protein per se, but instead require specific levels of certain compounds that make up protein.
Great source of crude protein and amino acids. Lysine and tryptophan helps in digestion and utilization of energy.
Fiber Source Excellent source of high quality dietary fiber. This helps to prevent constipation.Mineral availability Loaded with nonphytate phosphorous and other available minerals. Reduces excess phosphorous excretion thereby reducing odor in the litter box. High iron and selenium makes it a great additive. Reduced Nitrogen Output Reduces urinary nitrogen excretion. This in turn reduces odor. Alfalfa can improve feed efficiency. Alfalfa fed to pigs can help to create a leaner and more favorable conformation as well as reduce ulcers.
It is one of the very low-calorie vegetables. 100 g fruit provides just 26 calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. The vegetable is one of the food items recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. It is also a rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
Pumpkin seeds indeed are an excellent source of dietary fibre and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for heart health. Also, the seeds are concentrated sources of protein, minerals, and health-benefiting vitamins. For instance, 100 g of pumpkin seeds provide 559 calories, 30 g of protein, 110% RDA of iron, 4987 mg of niacin (31% RDA), selenium (17% of RDA), zinc (71%), etc., but zero cholesterol.
Antioxidant – Camelina oil is a strong antioxidant because of the high Vitamin E content. Emollient – It moisturizes the skin. Anti-Inflammatory – It strongly inhibits inflammation both topically and when used internally. Anti-arthritic – Because of its high omega – 3 content, it can be used to alleviate pain in arthritis. Hair and skin– Helps with dry skin and soft hair Immune booster – Because of the high Vitamin E content, it boosts the immune system.
|Crude Protein (min)||16.0%||Salt (min)||.01%|
|Lysine (min)||.75%||Salt (max)||.02%|
|Crude Fat (min)||5.0%||Selenium||3ppm|
|Crude Fiber (max)||5.0%||Zinc||770ppm|
|Calcium (max)||1.0%||Vitamin D||1492 iu/lb|
|Calcium (min)||0.9%||Vitamin A||5970 iu/lb|
|Phosphorus||0.6%||Vitamin E||112 iu/lb|
For growing babies and for maintenance of more active adult animals(up to 1 1/2 years of age) regulate feed to a level which maintains IDEAL body condition without putting on excess fat (recommend 1-1.5% of IDEAL body wt.) For maintenance of more active, young adult animals (up to 1 ½ years of age), regulate feed to a level which maintains IDEAL body Condition without putting on excess fat. (Recommend around 1-1.5% of body wt.) For maintenance of medium to low active adults, regulate feed to a level which maintains IDEAL body condition with-out putting on excess fat. (recommend .5-1% of ideal body wt.) In addition- as part of the diet, moderate amount chopped vegetables daily can be added. Limit fruit intake as it will cause weight gain and blood sugar spikes. Always have fresh water available. Adjust the feed amount based on your pig’s appearance and TOTAL calorie intake. ALL adjustments need to be made small and gradual. Each pig has its own dietary needs, metabolisms vary from pig to pig. The level of feed intake a pig needs depends on many factors some of which include: age, activity level, environmental temperatures, other foods your pig is eating, physical body condition. Mix Sharp’s Mini Pig Food at a rate of 25% Sharps to 75% other gradually increasing Sharp’s decreasing other over 3-5 days. Please remember this is just a guideline Feel free to contact us for individual consultation
All for the love of pigs.
Sharp’s Mini-Pig is a “complete and balanced” food source, which means our food has to contain everything necessary for your mini pig to be healthy. There are a lot of vitamins and minerals important to the health of your mini-pig that simply aren’t found, or aren’t available in high enough quantities with many of the main proteins we make food out of. Due to their importance to your pig’s diet and health, we supplement them in our food. They may have complicated and hard-to-pronounce names, but don’t let that scare you away. We’ve gone through each one here to explain why we’ve added it to our food, and why it’s important.
Lysine Critical Amino – Acid Aids in improving feed efficiency and helps in proper muscle and bone growth.
Brewer’s Yeast – Has numerous health benefits, great antioxidant that can promote healthier coats, less shedding, and a boosted immune system. It’s also very palatable for pigs and can help make food more appealing for picky eaters.Redmond Trace Mineral Salt
Vitamin E Supplement – Powerful antioxidant which helps prevent cancer, heart disease, and cell damage. Can also reduce blood pressure and promotes a healthy coat.Yucca – Reduces ammonia in the urine. Some of the most impressive health benefits of yucca include its ability to boost your immune system, improve healing rates, increase your heart health, optimize digestion, reduce cholesterol levels, ease arthritic pain, prevent the development of diabetes, improve cognition, and aid in skin and eye health.
Zinc Sulfate – Zinc is essential for insulin formation and immune function, as well as protection against free radicals. It can support growth and mental awareness as well as accelerating the healing process.
Copper Sulfate – Important for bone formation, protein metabolism, and iron absorption.
Vitamin A Acetate Supplement – Great for your pig’s immunity, slows the aging process, and helps to prevent eye and skin disorders. Important in bone and teeth formation, as well as protection against colds and infections.
Vitamin D Supplement – Most humans can get Vitamin D from the sun, but our pets can’t because of their thick coats. Vitamin D helps the body process calcium which is important for bone health and teeth.
Vitamin Supplement B12 – Helps Maintain Energy Levels. Boosts Mood and Helps the Nervous System to Properly Function. Plays a Role in Maintaining Heart Health. Needed for Healthy Skin and Hair. Aids in Digestion
Riboflavin Supplement – A source of Vitamin B2, essential for red blood cell formation as well as important in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Can also aid growth of hair, skin and nails.
Niacin – A source of Vitamin B3, which helps with good circulation and healthy skin.
D-Calcium Pantothenate – Synthetic substance made from pantothenic acid and sold as vitamin B-5 supplements. Vitamin B-5 is one of the eight B vitamins and an essential nutrient the body uses to create energy and break down carbohydrates and fats.
Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – Source of Vitamin K3
Folic Acid Supplement – Used for blood building and DNA synthesis.
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride – A source of Vitamin B6, which the body uses to produce hydrochloric acid. Can be helpful in treating allergies, arthritis and asthma.
Thiamine Mononitrate – A source of Vitamin B1, helpful for a good mental attitude and healthy nervous system.
Manganese Sulfate – A source of manganese, which is necessary for the development of strong bones and a healthy immune system. Also needed for blood sugar relation and healthy nerves, in addition to thyroid hormone production.
Manganese Oxide – Some of the health benefits of manganese include a benefit to healthy bone structure, bone metabolism, and helping to create essential enzymes for building bones. It also acts as a co-enzyme to assist metabolic activity in the body.
Ferrous Sulfate Iron – is required for the synthesis of hemoglobin that transports oxygen in red blood cells, myoglobin in muscle tissue, and iron-containing enzymes.
Potassium Iodide – A source of iodine which promotes strong bones, teeth, skeletal strength, and cardiovascular health.
Zinc Oxide – Helps in the absorption of minerals and nutrients, and overall digestive health.
Sodium Selenite – An essential element for normal cell function.
Calcium and Phosphorous – Two elements are important in skeletal structure development, but their presence in soft tissues is also vitally important. Both aid in blood clotting, muscle contraction, and energy metabolism. About 99 percent of the calcium and 80 percent of the phosphorus in the body are found in the skeleton and teeth. Therefore, deficiency of calcium and phosphorus will result in impaired bone mineralization, reduced bone strength, and poor growth.