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by Pac
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: How early
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: How early

With the exception of paylean I think you can start adding at your discretion. The biggest thing to understand is how long it takes to see results from what you are adding and then check that against your target show dates.
by Pac
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Depth Charge®
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Depth Charge®

Water activates the expansion sooner. You want that expansion to happen in the gut to push out the sides and flank.
by Pac
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Over Run Semen Quality
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

Re: Over Run Semen Quality

In all honesty, I wouldn't say the "overrun" part of the scenarios is the driving issue. The quality of the overrun is the same as full price. There are a number of variables in place here...the sow, the storage temp, the travel conditions, how soon you're ready use once it arrives, did you order ov...
by Pac
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Depth Charge®
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Depth Charge®

I usually mix my wet feed...pour it into the feeder and then dump the depth charge or ultra full right on top so it gets eaten right away.
by Pac
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: How much paylean should I feed?
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: How much paylean should I feed?

You can use the 4.5g per ton ration and get great results. I'd wait until the last 2-3 weeks.

Another product to consider if you're worried about paylean is Purina Fitter 52.
by Pac
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: current semen prices
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: current semen prices

If you're talking about just getting something in volume I'd say Southern Gold or Shaffer's. I think the last call at Premium Blend are great deals on super high quality boars.
by Pac
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Brushes, Skin products, and DIYs
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Brushes, Skin products, and DIYs

For us, we keep it real simple. We make sure to wash regularly with a high moisturizing shampoo, as well as something like the the Weaver Brightening Shampoo, and make sure that animals are always out of the sunlight. Then we mist on a light coat of Weaver's Swine conditioning spray (the pink stuff,...
by Pac
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Matrix or PG 600?
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Matrix or PG 600?

Based off your info PG600 won't work in this scenario. I've had luck with Matrix giving stronger signs after use. I would recommend that route of you're set on getting her bred. There are quite a few boar studs (southern gold specifically) that have great deals on great boars. With that in miind I w...
by Pac
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Overrun Semen
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Overrun Semen

That is a bummer. You might also look to see if there is a trend with the suppliers. Just my 2 cents, and I know very little about collecting, but concentrations and methods, I would think, vary from place to place. I also recommend looking into deep uterine AI on some of your problem sows. It has a...
by Pac
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Overrun Semen
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Overrun Semen

We've had no issue with overrun. It's the same semen and you're purchasing it at a later time of day. We have been using Premium Blend and they are top notch for quality stock and awesome customer service. if you;re having trouble stick sows on grander scale, other than 1 here and there, I would rev...
by Pac
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Chronic Cough and heavy breathing
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Chronic Cough and heavy breathing

Worming is a good suggestion to try first. We have had really good success with Nuflor as an antibiotic. Even better and quicker results than Draxxin.
by Pac
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pig Pen Fencing/Setup
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Pig Pen Fencing/Setup

We have not had an injury.
by Pac
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pig Pen Fencing/Setup
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Pig Pen Fencing/Setup

It's absolutely valid. I would say 25% of our pigs climb the fencing. If you can, and it sounds like you are concerned about it, I would avoid the paneling.
by Pac
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Trailering school barn pigs home for weekends and breaks?
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Trailering school barn pigs home for weekends and breaks?

As your pigs get used to it the weight loss will subside. I think it's a yes. The more you expose your pigs to unknown places the more comfortable they will be in the show ring and loading and unloading from the trailer.
by Pac
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Fly Bites on My Show Pig
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Fly Bites on My Show Pig

You more than likely have mites. Not uncommon. You need to use a dewormer like dectomax or ivermectin that targets external parasites. My preference is dectomax. Should clear up shortly after (within a week or so).
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