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by mict71
Wed May 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Fitter52
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Fitter52

My experience with feeding fitter 52 for an extended period of time is you need to ad a fat source. It will ad muscle but it will reduce your cover.
by mict71
Mon May 04, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Front chest fill
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: Front chest fill

Okay that is what i was afraid of. It is the first rib that needs it the most. I will start feeding that and see what happens. She is good everwhere except right behind the shoulders. Thankyou
by mict71
Sat May 02, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Are they eating to much?
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Re: Are they eating to much?

It they were mine. As long as they are cleaning it all up and not wasting it i would give them what they all they will eat right now. They will slow down when it gets hot
by mict71
Sat May 02, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Front chest fill
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Front chest fill

I was wondering what is the best way to fill out the front chest area right behind the front shoulders without slowing the rate of gain. The pig is currently 150 pounds with 90 days till our fair. Currently feeding 719 and a half pound of champion drive.
by mict71
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Breeding for only 1 litter per year: Bad idea?
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Breeding for only 1 litter per year: Bad idea?

In my opinion i would find some cheap semen and make a batch of feeders to sell. When you leave a sow open all summer they tend to put on extra weight. They are also harder to find in heat when you want to breed them. It also sometimes reduces the litter size of her next litter. To me it is better t...
by mict71
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: exercise questions pre farrowing.
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: exercise questions pre farrowing.

Exercise is good for them in my opinion. Mine run in a pasture until i put them in a farrowing pen. The exercise helps build up their stamina for farrowing. You dont want fat gilts when they farrow, or their will be problems.
by mict71
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: need to build front half
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: need to build front half

Also keep feeding up to show day
by mict71
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: need to build front half
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: need to build front half

It is a slow process. It is a gradual change. Start it slow and gradually increase it until you see results. Some pigs take alittle while to get used to eating it.
by mict71
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: need to build front half
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: need to build front half

I am not sure if there is anything that will specifically ad more muscle to just the front end. I think that is all genetics. What you could try is a product like depth charge from purina that will expand the ribs and make it look wider. Different bands have different products that do this also.
by mict71
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Over Run Semen Quality
Replies: 9
Views: 7509

Re: Over Run Semen Quality

Meant wouldn't buy again
by mict71
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Over Run Semen Quality
Replies: 9
Views: 7509

Re: Over Run Semen Quality

Generally believe that there is no difference between regular priced semen and overrun semen. I bred 7 sows this year all with overrun from 3 different studs, and they all took on the first try. Reputable studs know if they didn't semd good semen you would buy again.
by mict71
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: How much paylean should I feed?
Replies: 7
Views: 2369

Re: How much paylean should I feed?

If you are worried about weight gain dont limit her eating. Give her all she will eat in 20 minutes. Some pigs take more than 6 pounds to gain. There are plenty of product you can use to shape your pigs when you get closer to your end weight goal. Easier to slow them down than make them grow
by mict71
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Sick pig **help please**
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Re: Sick pig **help please**

When was the last time you wormed him. Also try using a different bedding. Could be allergic. With all those antibiotica i am wondering if it isnt one of those things.
by mict71
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Feeding a 105 lb pig for show in mid Jan
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Re: Feeding a 105 lb pig for show in mid Jan

I dont know lindner products, but my advice for you would be to feed him what he cleans up before the next feeding and keep him growing till you get closer to end goal weight. In my experience it is easier to hold if too heavy than put weight on if light.
by mict71
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: pg 600, matrix and heat cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: pg 600, matrix and heat cycles

21 days is just the average cycle. I have had them cycle at 17 days or 24 days. You will have to watch. Best way is to monitor for a couple cycles