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by SpotShowDad
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: pellet vs ground showfeed-KGB like to hear your thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 4471

kgb wrote:I also said, IF the formulas were exactly the same. PRELUDE 409 and the first grind and mix and not remotely the same.
If they are not even remotely the same What are the differences?

Are we losing something going to the grind and mix and should we be staying on the 409?
by SpotShowDad
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: pellet vs ground showfeed-KGB like to hear your thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 4471

<t>I don't want to come across argumentative but from a price comparison standpoint you would have to waste a lot of feed and give up a lot of efficiency here in our area.<br/> <br/> Pelleted 409's are costing us $24 a bag or $48/cwt.<br/> <br/> The first grind and mix ration (from kgb a.k.a. Dr. Bu...
by SpotShowDad
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: spirete rods
Replies: 5
Views: 2696

<t>Yes you could have easily been in or near the urethra just barely in the vulva on a gilt. Remember you can not use too much lube when breeding gilts. Secondly, remember as you insert the rod maintane that 45 degree angle until you feel resistence and you get to the cervix. Lastly, remember on a t...
by SpotShowDad
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: gilt squirting milk with no discharge
Replies: 11
Views: 4763

Congrats!!! Everything looks good in the pics.

What are the red pigs??? They look like some stout little rascals for newborns!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best of Luck
by SpotShowDad
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: needle
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

We use a 20 ga. x 3/4 inch. The best place to give any shot that is delivered intermuscularly is in the post anterior region of the neck. Behind the ear in front of the shoulder.

Best of Luck
by SpotShowDad
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Please help, gilt is making me lose my mind
Replies: 6
Views: 3385

<t>I would bet the farm that she has not pooped yet LOL!!!!!!<br/> <br/> If she will eat at all try some sort of fiber, rolled oats, bran, canned pumpkin, something. If she won't eat then the next best thing is an enima. Once she does deficate she should go back on feed in 2 - 3 days and milk produc...
by SpotShowDad
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: gilt fixing to farrow
Replies: 23
Views: 6074

Everything Sounds perfectly normal!!! LOL Nervous first time jitters is all you are experiencing!! Keep up the good work.

Best of Luck
by SpotShowDad
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Skin fungus or Bacterial skin infection
Replies: 6
Views: 5107

<t>It sounds to me like what is commonly referred to in the commercial industry as "greasy pig" <br/> <br/> The best method I ever came across was to dip them in a disinfectant solution. We always used Nolvasan solution in the commercial units. Dip the pigs in this solution for 3-5 days in a row whi...
by SpotShowDad
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: what can you tell me.........
Replies: 5
Views: 2917

HEDGEPOST
by SpotShowDad
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Gilt has milk a week early
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

2000LS1CamaroSS wrote:If I where you I would start milking that s.o.b. If you dont it could result in a dry sow.
You are a MORON :roll:
by SpotShowDad
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Baby Pig Starter feed
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

We are using the 209 - 409 program and of course we have just started on it, still feeding the 209 but the pigs are really hitting it hard and look really good on it. They hardly missed a beat from weaning on monday to today, 26 pigs in one pen cleaned up 25 lbs of feed in 24 hours.
by SpotShowDad
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: GILT IN HEAT
Replies: 9
Views: 5440

<t>Cost wise it is relatively reasonable if you consider your gilt goes off feed and loses weight. Like Kathy said it is about $20 a sow. Secondly from the guys that have done this when the gilts are on the matrix their appetites are unbelievable. One guy said he could not feed his gilt enough, she ...
by SpotShowDad
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Savaging Gilt
Replies: 18
Views: 12606

<t>Two or three things come to mind as I read your post. First of all, Congratulations on your effort. <br/> <br/> First thing, I remember when I was a kid and tried to raise a couple of orphan pigs we would put slices of bread in the pans and cover them with milk and the pigs would suck the milk ou...
by SpotShowDad
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Gilt at day 118!
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

<t>I agree with everyone else, you did the right thing by inducing her. Everyday that goes by those pigs are getting bigger, increasing the odds for a difficult delivery. Inducing her does not guarantee a simple delivery but at least you are no longer prolonging it.<br/> <br/> I too have worked on c...
by SpotShowDad
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY - LATE GILT
Replies: 10
Views: 3012

Re: NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY - LATE GILT

My daughters gilt was due 1/23 (guaranteed). After reading many posts I gave her 2 cc of Estrumate on 1/25 at 3:30 am. It is now 7:00 am 1/26 and she is still doing nothing. She did get real restless between 12:30 and 2:00 am (up and down, nesting, and grinding her teeth) but then settled down and ...