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by Rjb6455
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Chiropractics
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Chiropractics

Has anyone ever taken their pig to a chiropractor? I've heard lots of beef guys say it works wonders, but haven't heard much about it for swine. I am taking a gilt in next week
by Rjb6455
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Need to Relax Muscles
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: Need to Relax Muscles

She is on Stay Sound, but that is irrelevant. It is not a joint issue
by Rjb6455
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Need to Relax Muscles
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Need to Relax Muscles

I have a gilt that is very heavily muscled. So much to the point that it is uncomfortable for her to walk, and she uses the hunch back position. She is on a low protein diet. I have been applying Bio Freeze before her walks, and it seems to be a great improvement. The active ingredient is Menthol, i...
by Rjb6455
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Spot Crosses
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Spot Crosses

I'm thinking about breeding to a spot boar for the color pattern to help sell this spring. I still want good pigs though and was wondering what breed crossed well with spots. Thanks
by Rjb6455
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Maternal Sires
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Maternal Sires

My family started raising show pigs a couple years ago and are still trying to establish a sow herd. Do you know of any maternal boars to get our base herd established?
by Rjb6455
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Sow Breeds
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: Sow Breeds

Thank you guys for the advice. What are some of the more maternal sires that you know of?
by Rjb6455
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Sow Breeds
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Sow Breeds

So my family started breeding pigs a few years ago. We have one sow that is extremely maternal, but all of our other sows aren't. They either have troubles breeding, or farrow a week early or a week late, they'll lay on their babies and won't nurse the first day. I can't imagine commercial barns hav...