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by Norm
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Replacement stock ?
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Replacement stock ?

Your operation, your rules. I've kept replacements from first parity females. In theory it is your best genetics. My selection criteria is to only keep females if the sow conceived first service, farrowed with minimal difficulties, has a proper underline, and wasn't from a boar heavy litter (i.e. 6 ...
by Norm
Sat May 19, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: heavyweight-how early is too early
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: heavyweight-how early is too early

Not KGB, but my $.02

That's a tick early for fat supplements. I'd try to get more feed into them, feeding smaller meals more frequently helps. Other option is to switch to 809 has more energy than 709. Typically don't start ones on heavyweight until 140# or heavier.

Good luck!
by Norm
Sat May 19, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Help! KGB. Gaining Weight!
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: Help! KGB. Gaining Weight!

Not KGB, but my $.02

Typically gain faster on 809 or 909 if you have access. Worm them with something different than the last time, make sure they have plenty of water. More water = more feed intake = gain.

Good luck!
by Norm
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Time to get Fertified!
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

Re: Time to get Fertified!

Ok, now the important questions. How is it available? What is the cost?
Thanks.
by Norm
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Weight gain.
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Weight gain.

Recommend deworming them and increasing feed rate if possible to achieve target.
by Norm
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Buying in bulk
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: Buying in bulk

Best rule if thumb is 45 days. Depends what your definition of bulk is. My feed budget is 12 bags/pig from 50 pounds to show weight. So feeding 6 pigs I'd use 72 bags or less. Typically buy what lasts 2-4 weeks, keeps waste and spoilage from occurring. Added benefit is I'm never stuck with a bunch o...
by Norm
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Weight gain.
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Weight gain.

Is there a minimum weight at the show?
For general reference, with normal healthy hogs, I use an average of 1.8 average daily gain. So figure an additional 65 pounds. Less shrink and travel loss, probably show weight is 190-200. Probably should be eating more feed to increase gains. Hope it helps.
by Norm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Moldy Corn Stalk Bedding
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: Moldy Corn Stalk Bedding

What style of building? What size bales?
by Norm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Farrowing House Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Re: Farrowing House Design

Torf,
Do you use heat lamps or other supplemental heat for pigs? Trying to understand how the sows at one temp and piglets at another. The farrowing house conundrum.
by Norm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Camera system
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Re: Camera system

Depends on distance from house to barn. Basic system from Wally or best buy work ok. Can set up for around $150
by Norm
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Breeding gilt
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Re: Breeding gilt

Keep heat checking. You got most of two doses into her. Gilts don't always follow the book. Will know for sure in 21 days.
by Norm
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Breeding a gilt
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Re: Breeding a gilt

What style of rod are you using? Could try a spiral tip instead of the plug type. Follow your protocol for second dose, some gilts don't follow the book.
by Norm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Semen storage
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Re: Semen storage

Maybe, did you take it out of the shipper? Will know for sure in about 21 days.
by Norm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Farrowsure
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Re: Farrowsure

Best advice is to consult with your veterinarian.
by Norm
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Boar Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1731

Re: Boar Info

1. Maybe. If you can get it out of him and check under a microscope it would help. Some young boars have issues with semen quality, volume, and concentration that can be helped with age. 2. Would start training him to the dummy well before you intend to use him. It helps. 3. Genotype is set at an an...