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by kgb
Fri Mar 22, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Feeding Multiple Pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 3615

Re: Feeding Multiple Pigs

Until they reach about 100 lb push’s will consume about 5% of their bodyweight per day. After that energy density of the diet is the determine factor.

But a 75 lb pig needs about 3.5 - 4 lb/day. The pigs should eat faster as they get bigger.
by kgb
Tue Mar 19, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Feeding Multiple Pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 3615

Re: Feeding Multiple Pigs

2 lb per day is adequate for a 40 lb pig. If they are much larger than that they are not receiving enough nutrition. 30 minutes isn’t that bad. But if you want to speed meal time up then give them 20 minutes and the. Remove any feed left in the feeder. Keep doing this until they clean up the feed on...
by kgb
Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:19 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Thick Legs
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Thick Legs

The number one thing affecting bone is genetics. However, age also affects what bone “looks like”. As pigs grow older they look like they have bigger legs because of cartilage. Hair can also impact the look of bone. This is why in the past few years people are feeding and showing older pigs with a l...
by kgb
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Thick Legs
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Thick Legs

Are you asking about the hams (muscle area above the hocks) or the legs themselves (area of hock to the ground called bone)?
by kgb
Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:17 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Hocks and skeleton
Replies: 1
Views: 10596

Re: Hocks and skeleton

Slow down growth rate
by kgb
Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:16 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Purina 219 creep feed not for swine intended for breeding?
Replies: 2
Views: 12041

Re: Purina 219 creep feed not for swine intended for breeding?

219 is medicated with Carbadox (mecadox). That language is required on the tag by the FDA on all feeds medicated with Carbadox. It also says not to feed to pigs weighing more than 75 lbs. This is because the drug manufacturer submitted data to the FDA on market pigs under 75 lbs. The FDA will only a...
by kgb
Thu Jan 04, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Gilt and Barrow
Replies: 2
Views: 9158

Re: Gilt and Barrow

That was supposed to be treats not tears
by kgb
Wed Dec 20, 2023 1:57 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Gilt and Barrow
Replies: 2
Views: 9158

Re: Gilt and Barrow

Take some tears with you while walking. Bribe them to do what you want.
by kgb
Mon Jul 17, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Fitter 52
Replies: 1
Views: 25163

Re: Fitter 52

What else are you feeding?
by kgb
Fri Jul 14, 2023 12:14 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Increase Average Daily Gain
Replies: 5
Views: 9555

Re: Increase Average Daily Gain

You can use Heavy Weight get with any feed. Feed 4-6 oz per day to help improve feed intake. Mix the Heavy Weight with enough water to make a milk shake like consistency. Then add to the feed. Start at 4 oz and increase by 4 oz about every 4-5 days until feeding 12 - 16 oz per day for increasing dai...
by kgb
Wed Jul 05, 2023 4:34 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Increase Average Daily Gain
Replies: 5
Views: 9555

Re: Increase Average Daily Gain

If you stored the Heavy Weight in a freezer it’s still good. If you didn’t it’s probably not good and you need fresh stuff. Work up to at least 12 oz per day Heavy Weight (16 oz will be better if he’ll eat it). I suggest mixing the feed with enough water (feed, oats and Heavy Weight) to make a moist...
by kgb
Tue Jun 27, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Stress after fighting.
Replies: 3
Views: 7688

Re: Stress after fighting.

Pigs fight. When you introduce new pigs to each other (even just 1) they fight (every time) to establish a social pecking order).
by kgb
Tue Jun 27, 2023 1:35 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Increase Average Daily Gain
Replies: 5
Views: 9555

Re: Increase Average Daily Gain

I don’t think molasses will do it. Energy (calories) is what fuels weight gain. Add High Octane Heavy Weight starting at 4 oz per day, and increase by 4 oz per day about every 3 days until you are feeding 12-16 oz per day Heavy Weight (along with Showpig feed).
by kgb
Mon Jun 12, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Stress after fighting.
Replies: 3
Views: 7688

Re: Stress after fighting.

Is the other pig in the pen a barrow? He may have a retained testicle and could be acting like a boat, especially if she’s coming into heat.
by kgb
Tue Apr 04, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Need slow gains
Replies: 2
Views: 7678

Re: Need slow gains

Feed: (Total daily feed: divide into 2 equal meals): Purina Honor 719. 2 lb High Octane Champion Drive. 1 lb High Octane Depth Charge 8 oz Monitor weight gain, but this should put the pig at about 1.3 lb per day or so. After the weigh in feed either of these 2 diets: (Total daily feed; divide into 2...