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by porkin
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: flush pans
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Re: flush pans

No good pictures, but here are a few from my early days in the room. There is a 55 gal crock in the ground that the pans flush into. The pump in the picture is used to pump the manure outside. http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg601/sflem849/1408067827229_zps38e51340.jpg http://i1246.photobucket....
by porkin
Thu May 21, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Current Sow prices in your area
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Re: Current Sow prices in your area

We are a little better around here. It is grilling season and all sows in WI (ok...most) go to Johnsonville Brats. That helps the prices a little. Not really worth shipping unless they are pure junk.

Light 23-28
Heavy 23-26
by porkin
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pictures or video of flush pans
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Re: Pictures or video of flush pans

No good pictures, but here are a few from my early days in the room. There is a 55 gal crock in the ground that the pans flush into. The pump in the picture is used to pump the manure outside. http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg601/sflem849/1408067827229_zps38e51340.jpg http://i1246.photobucket.c...
by porkin
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: skin health
Replies: 9
Views: 3740

Re: skin health

Mineral oil on dark pigs.
by porkin
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Digital scales
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Digital scales

I bought the A&A Kit. Works for me. Make sure the platform doesn't flex.
by porkin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Best semen shipping rates
Replies: 9
Views: 2597

Re: Best semen shipping rates

Good point on sample size. I'm only looking at about 20 sows on three farms, but we went from sticking everything in Sept-Oct to missing everything in Late Oct-Nov. Whether it is semen quality or shipping problems (multiple orders) it went south fast late in the season. As for the guarantee, I want ...
by porkin
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Best semen shipping rates
Replies: 9
Views: 2597

Re: Best semen shipping rates

Premium Blend gets pretty expensive with the small litters and repeats.
by porkin
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: not getting the papers
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: not getting the papers

IMO, three weeks is nothing in paperwork time. It takes a week or more for ABA to get papers out if there wasn't a problem. Then if the AI certificate isn't there yet (I have had problems with the go to Berk boar stud) they toss it to the back of the line. Not to mention the fact that they don't cal...
by porkin
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: How to clean/polish Aluminum sundowner trailer- HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 5365

Re: How to clean/polish Aluminum sundowner trailer- HELP!

The trailer is a mill finish. After you acid wash and/or polish do you wax it?
by porkin
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Bottle Feeding Piglets
Replies: 16
Views: 46357

Re: Bottle Feeding Piglets

BallardFamilyFarms wrote:How do you get them to drink out of the pan? Mine cant seem to figure it out and they don't suck my fingers like a calf :)
Shove their nose in it.
by porkin
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Deworming
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Deworming

Ivomec injectable or SafeGuard in feed for three days.
by porkin
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Is there a breeding or gestation app out there?
Replies: 8
Views: 3688

Re: Is there a breeding or gestation app out there?

bulletsnbait wrote:We always just rip the calendar out of the back of Shipley's semen catalog and staple it to the calendar hanging in the barn.
Be careful if using Showtime's, their website has a typo and there is no July and 2 Augusts.

http://www.showtimesires.com/gestation.htm
by porkin
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Setting up flush pans
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Setting up flush pans

Thanks for the tip on the cordless screwdriver. Sometimes I struggle to think outside the factory made box. They did come with two different lengths of legs. They are 2" different and that just seemed like too much to me. Must not be. http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg601/sflem849/Pig%20Pics/IMG...
by porkin
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Setting up flush pans
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Setting up flush pans

I have a couple questions on how to set up a flush pan system. First of all how much pitch should I have in the system? How do you get the pitch? Second it came with this auger with a dead motor. Is the auger necessary? Where do you get a new motor? It looks like it may say Dayton Gearmotor??? http:...
by porkin
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pig needs to gain 95 pounds in 45 days
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Re: Pig needs to gain 95 pounds in 45 days

Curious when they were born. You have enough good info in this thread.