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by machog
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Farrowing-C section?
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: Farrowing-C section?

Load her up with Meds and she should eventually pass them. She will get pretty sick but if you get on the meds and stay with them she should make it. I would use Pen and dexamethasone. Your vet should be able to help you.
by machog
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: pig not growing
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: pig not growing

Sounds like he will be a problem for you so it might be time to get another pig to replace him. You probably are corect in thinking that he is the runt of the litter and most times they just do not perform as well.

Good Luck
by machog
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: pig not growing
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: pig not growing

A couple of questions.

Are all 4 of your pigs penned together? Are you hand feeding or are they on a self feeder? What is his current daily gain?

If he is penned with 3 other pigs and is the smaller of the group you can count on him being pushed off of the feed thus he will never catch up.
by machog
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Sick gilt
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: Sick gilt

Is she running a temp? If she is stay on top giving her banamine as directed. Give her a dose of Draxxin. I have had good luck with respiratory issues using Draxxin.
by machog
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: sow sausage
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

sow sausage

Have a 2.5 year old sow that I didn't get bred. She is pretty lean. Question is is it worth trying to make sausage out of her? Any tricks to do so?
by machog
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Boar Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: Boar Info

Thanks for the help Norm
by machog
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Boar Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Boar Info

I have a 6 month old boar that I am considering using to breed a sow for our county fair show pigs. I just want to use him on this one sow. His genetic makeup should work great on this sow. Questions are: 1) Is his semen viable at this age? 2) He is not tall enough yet to reach her so I would have t...
by machog
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: gilt won't come in heat
Replies: 9
Views: 5589

Re: gilt won't come in heat

I sure would buy the PG600 and give her a shot vs missing breeding her for your fair. A 5 dose bottle of PG600 is $50. Worth the investment.
by machog
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Youth Project Sponsorship
Replies: 4
Views: 2903

Re: Youth Project Sponsorship

Our local Ag Credit Union will give the kids interest free loans for their projects. It is a great program for the kids. The kids are allowed to sell 2 market hogs at our county fair so if they do a good job with their project, they do good enough money wise to pay back their loan. The sale averages...
by machog
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Best Man sons
Replies: 6
Views: 5228

Re: Best Man sons

Wedding Night at Ottenwalters! Go to their website and see all of the winners that he has the sired. I have had 2 great litters.
by machog
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Chapion Drive Last Week
Replies: 5
Views: 3106

Re: Chapion Drive Last Week

24 oz champion drive
6 oz heavy weight
8 oz depth charge
5 lbs Showrite 1705 17.5 % protein

Thanks for the help! We will try the cold water.
by machog
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Chapion Drive Last Week
Replies: 5
Views: 3106

Chapion Drive Last Week

Have a barrow that could be looser in his movement. He has been on 24oz of champion drive. Would it be best to pull him off of the champion drive for the last 7 days before fair? He looks good muscle wise etc, just a little tight.
by machog
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: 2014 Houston Grand Barrow Clones
Replies: 29
Views: 8908

Re: 2014 Houston Grand Barrow Clones

I have seen Bad Man as well and he is flat impressive. Try him...
by machog
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: retained testicle
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Re: retained testicle

I was able to work the testicle back up to the scrotum and successfully removed the retained testicle.

Thanks for the input.
by machog
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: retained testicle
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

retained testicle

I have a nice boar pig 2 months old. When I castrated could only get one testicle. Now the second is showing low beneath his legs. Vet wants $350 to take it out / deal breaker. Can I go get it or am I going to be having a BBQ if I try?