What is swill? Are you feeding it to your pigs? - video transcript
Watch the What is swill? Are you feeding it to your pigs? video to understand the laws against supplying and feeding swill to pigs.
This little piggy went to market.
Let's keep it that way.
To protect Queensland's livestock markets we need to keep foot-and-mouth disease out of Australia.
The disease is most likely to originate in pigs but can affect all cloven-hoofed livestock.
This little piggy stayed home.
All pigs, even pet pigs, can catch and spread foot-and-mouth disease.
Pigs can catch the disease from what they eat.
This little piggy had roast beef.
What you feed your pigs can cause foot-and-mouth disease.
Pigs can get sick from eating food that contains meat or some dairy products.
Even other food that has been in contact with these items can cause foot-and-mouth disease.
Feeding this type of food to pigs is known as swill feeding.
Swill feeding is illegal in Australia.
This little piggy had none.
Don't feed pigs swill.
For healthy pigs, the best option is to use feed from an accredited feed supplier.
Queensland is home to more than 60,000 pigs and more than 550 piggeries.
Help ensure that your pigs are disease free.
Help keep foot-and-mouth disease out of Australia and protect our markets.
- Last reviewed: 14 Jun 2018
- Last updated: 14 Jun 2018