Potatoes are safe for pigs to eat if they are cooked or dried. The main energy nutrient in potatoes is carbohydrates, making them a good source of energy.
You may be wondering why potatoes need to be either cooked or dried to feed them to your pigs. There are some instances when potatoes are not safe for your pigs to eat.
When Are Potatoes Bad for Pigs?
Potatoes are 70% starch, and pigs cannot process that much starch at once. Because of this, raw potatoes can cause stomach problems for pigs.
Green potatoes are dangerous for pigs. Green coloring on potatoes indicates the presence of a toxic substance called solanine.
Pigs can eat potato peels, or skins, and they actually contain large amounts of vitamins that are good for your pigs. Just be wary not to feed them any green skin, and don’t forget to cook the skins
Can Pigs Eat Potato Peels?