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by Pac
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Kid Goat or Lamb milk replacer
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Kid Goat or Lamb milk replacer

Sumo, etc. are higher in fat content by a lot. There is nothing wrong with using those milk replacers, but in general the cost is the same for the major brand supplements that are geared more towards show animals.
by Pac
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Baby pigs dying **Help**
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Baby pigs dying **Help**

Hog Doc is correct.

I'd also check your umbilical cords and make sure they are long enough to not bleed out.
by Pac
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Introducing new show pig to pigs already in barn
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: Introducing new show pig to pigs already in barn

Don't turn them out together.
by Pac
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Redesigned Hulk Feeders
Replies: 1
Views: 1863

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: 4106

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: 4
Views: 4723

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: 5
Views: 5660

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: 2546

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: 2148

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: 2240

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: 1353

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: 2134

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: 5263

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: 1953

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: 1600

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

Ivomec will work. Good luck!