Pigs and Asian pears?

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Hi All, will pigs eat Asian pears?
I've got a bunch rotting on the ground and the chickens won't eat them. I've been dehydrating good ones, and made pear butter, but I have more than I can use. I'm looking for pig farmers in my area, but thought I'd ask here first.
 
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I think pigs will eat pretty much anything. Mine doesn't like raw broccoli or corn husks, but other than that she eats... Like a pig! So yeah, I would totally go for it lol
 

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Pigs love anything sweet tasting. So fruit for them is a big treat. I'm not familiar with Asian pears, so I don't know how they taste, but they look nice and if they are sweet like regular pears, they should definitely go down well with the pigs.
 

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They are harder and not as juicy as a Bartlett pear, but they still have a good flavor. They're actually quite crunchy. They grow very well here, but our trees have never (?) been pruned and are very very tall, so I have to wait for them to drop. We will be pruning this winter.
 
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