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by Pac
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Redesigned Hulk Feeders
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: Redesigned Hulk Feeders

i have one of the shorter ones that is designed this way. I've always threaded the anti-tip clip through the fence so that it is tight. Haven't had any issues.

Are you saying the long version only has one anti-tip clip?
by Pac
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Worming Breds
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Re: Worming Breds

Yes, you can and it's recommended. We use Dectomax
by Pac
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: training our pigs
Replies: 3
Views: 2744

Re: training our pigs

We give them a couple of weeks to acclimate and then start training. In the winter, we have shows 3-4 weeks after we get our animals. If you are looking to be competitive you want your animal to have endurance. the sooner you start training the easier it will be to build that endurance up.
by Pac
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Show is March 23rd 2020, Need Advice I’m Fitter 35
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

Re: Show is March 23rd 2020, Need Advice I’m Fitter 35

Hi Dr. B,

Does Ultra Full and Depth Charge dilute the energy density of the diet? thanks!
by Pac
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: New to Showing. Need ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: New to Showing. Need ideas

Also...you're in the right place for information. There is a ton of info on this site so make sure to search through old posts.
by Pac
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Paylean Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: Paylean Replacement

The FITTER products. 35 and 52. Not the same in terms of accelerated growth, but in muscle development and fat trimming.
by Pac
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Water help
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: Water help

It's also important to note that if you end up using this method you should start practicing it before you get to the show so your pig is used to it.
by Pac
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Rear legs
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: Rear legs

If the legs are set that way there is nothing you can do. That is what we call a structure issue. The best thing you can do is learn from it and try to read it in piglets when you go to select for your next project.
by Pac
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: framing and maturing
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: framing and maturing

This more than likely referring to letting your pig develop into their body as they grow at a younger age, as opposed to pushing feed hard young and having big gutted pigs early. Generally speaking you would have a heavier framed pig that could handle heavier weights as they are older. This may also...
by Pac
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Products to replace Paylean
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Re: Products to replace Paylean

Nothing will help you with gains like paylean, but Fitter 52 is the product for fast muscle and fat trimming.
by Pac
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: When would you purchase a pig for a show beginning the first of October
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: When would you purchase a pig for a show beginning the first of October

In general, depending on frame size and genetics, a showpig should be around 250lbs by 6 months of age. That should help you as a guide. It's important that you buy good show pig genetics and have a feed program in place to achieve those results. Our county fair is the first week in October and we b...
by Pac
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Skin lesion? Scratch? (Help, new show mom!)
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Skin lesion? Scratch? (Help, new show mom!)

Ivomec will work. Good luck!
by Pac
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Last minute help please...
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Last minute help please...

45lbs in 21 days is not entirely unusual. I would imagine pulling the self feeder will help. I would also weigh at a couple different times in the day. You may have caught her tanked up on water.
by Pac
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Skin lesion? Scratch? (Help, new show mom!)
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Skin lesion? Scratch? (Help, new show mom!)

That looks like it could be the start of mites.They usually start on the belly and arm pit areas. The best thing we have used is Dectomax. It takes care of internal and external parasites. Your best bet is to give the shot. It's the most effective way to give the medicine. There is a product called ...
by Pac
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: HELP hogdoc! Gilt had reaction to penicillin
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: HELP hogdoc! Gilt had reaction to penicillin

How much did you OD by?