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by insulator
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Transitioning baby pigs from milk to pellets
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Transitioning baby pigs from milk to pellets

We usually start them by mixing a little feed with the milk and making a soupy mix. Once they get the taste of the feed start mixing a little drier until you have them eating just the dry pellets. We usually start creeping the pigs at about 10 days old while on the sow so the transition at weaning i...
by insulator
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Checking heat
Replies: 0
Views: 1634

Checking heat

If a sow/gilt urinates when a boar is put in with her is that any indication of heat? It's time for them to be in, but they are a few days off and have not stood yet. Every time I have put the boar in our Duroc gilt seems to urinate intermittently. I have noticed hogs doing this in the past but have...
by insulator
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: King Cobra Shipley's
Replies: 0
Views: 2736

King Cobra Shipley's

Has anyone used King Cobra, Duroc boar from Shipley's? What kind of pigs did he throw and what did you like/dislike about them?
by insulator
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Worming Breds
Replies: 2
Views: 3784

Worming Breds

Can I worm a sow that’s due in 8 days with ivermectin? Thanks in advance!
by insulator
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Duroc Boars
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Duroc Boars

Any ideas?
by insulator
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Duroc Boars
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Duroc Boars

I have a Redbone gilt from Shaffers that is pretty good in all areas except she need to be squared up on her rear two. What Duroc boar can correct the rear and maintain all the other areas? Thanks in advance.
by insulator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Infected ear tag
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Infected ear tag

I have a sow that’s bred for Mid April litter. Her Federal ID button has become infected to the point that her ear swelled around it. I now have a hole in her ear with hard swelling around in and does not appear to be pus. I have given multiple doses of penicillin and it seemed to improve only to co...
by insulator
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Hampshire Boar to Use
Replies: 0
Views: 1678

Hampshire Boar to Use

I have a hamp gilt that I am looking to breed next month. She is out of a Silencer son back on a Here I Am sow. She is very correct in her angles feet, legs and bone are good. I would like to give her a little more muscle definition and base width. What pure boar can help me with this? Thanks in adv...
by insulator
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Calming a pig before travel
Replies: 1
Views: 2452

Re: Calming a pig before travel

As far as loading, we keep our trailer backed up and the kids load the pigs on and off of it every day to get them used to loading. They come out of the barn and load right up. May try feeding them in the trailer first time or two you try so they associate it with something good. Never tried any of ...
by insulator
Tue May 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Tylan 200 in water
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Tylan 200 in water

Can Tylan 200 injectable be mixed in water?
by insulator
Wed May 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 7273

Re: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?

What I have seen judges refer to as "outside its skeleton" it is usually those hogs on the front end that has that bulldog look to them where it appears that there shoulders are setting outside there body. On the back end it's the ones that tend to get extremely wide and yes sometimes bow out. They ...
by insulator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Boar to add rib shape
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Boar to add rib shape

I have a Wireless gilt back on a Giddy Up sow that I am planning to breed. She is very trendy and correct , but I would like to add some top shape and rib. What boar out there could fit the bill? TIA
by insulator
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Showday Pop
Replies: 3
Views: 3936

Re: Showday Pop

Any ideas on this?
by insulator
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: dipity dew or bleeding back
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Re: dipity dew or bleeding back

We have had this occur several times. The best thing that I have found is to spray it with apple cider vinegar.
by insulator
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Showday Pop
Replies: 3
Views: 3936

Showday Pop

Several years back I read on here where you could add sugar to the pigs feed at the show and then give water to make the sugar expand thus causing the muscle to pop. I believe there was even something about adding white corn syrup to the water. Has anyone tried this or know if it even would work?