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Storage Should I freeze my pellets?

Jaclyn

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I bought a ten lb bag of Oxbow performance for my 8 week old piggy, and I am wondering if I should freeze most of it and just keep a small amount out? I was thinking that this might help to preserve the vitamin c in it.

Btw, anyone know how long that bag might last for one pig? I hope it will do me for the next four months that she needs to be on it, but I have no idea!
 
Any cool dry place will do for pellet storage. The vitamin C in Oxbow pellets is a formulation which will last for several months.

A 10 pound bag of pellets should last one pig at least four months.
 
Great, thanks! You are so helpful!
 
You can freeze your pellets if there is room in your freezer. I used to do that, but ran out of room so I keep half the bag in the canning cellar, and the other half in a bucket near the pigs. Cool and out of the sunlight is your best bet.

Freezing does help retain Vit. C. And that bag should easily last your pig 4 months.
 
Kleenmama says that a cool dry place is fine, and that the stabilized vitamin C used in her pellets is good for a year. I would think other reputable pellet makers take the same precautions. But the crap pellet makers probably don't.
 
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