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by gobigorgohome
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Length of tail - does it matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Length of tail - does it matter?

I would say it shouldn't matter, but probably plays a role in placings when they are close. If you happen to have a very competitive pig I would think you're OK, but it may give the impression your project did not come from a "reputable" breeder...whatever that might mean. This is our 4th year buyi...
by gobigorgohome
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Length of tail - does it matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Length of tail - does it matter?

I bought two show pigs from a breeder. One has the normal length docked tail and the other one is twice as long. The longer one really bothers me! Does it matter in the show ring?
by gobigorgohome
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: 2 month old gilt vomitting
Replies: 1
Views: 52

2 month old gilt vomitting

We picked up two new gilts last weekend. Yesterday I noticed one vommiting. She was acting fine at that time, but later I noticed she was a little sluggish and laying around a lot. I did not take her temperature. I gave her some pepto and later some oats, which she nibbled at. She did not have diarr...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: paylean and fitter 52
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Re: paylean and fitter 52

It depends on what your pig looks like. Fitter 52 is going to burn fat fairly quickly and build some muscle. I used Fitter 52 on one this year that was getting tight early, so I decreased protein and then she got a little flabby. I knew she wouldn't handle paylean, so I used Fitter 52. You have to k...
by gobigorgohome
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Looking for 909
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Looking for 909

She will barely eat any 809. She inhaled 909 but I can't get any. I'm in south central Texas between Houston and San Antonio.
by gobigorgohome
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Looking for 909
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Looking for 909

Was there a problem getting 909 to certain retailers in south central Texas? I've waited over 2 wks, my retailer said it was ordered but not sent on the truck 2 wks in a row. I had to switch back to 909, had one gilt go off feed and now barely eating. Our show is this weekend and she is drawn and fl...
by gobigorgohome
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: What to use to get pig to eat more...
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: What to use to get pig to eat more...

How many pounds of feed are each eating per day? Are they on a self feeder or are you hand feeding? How much are they gaining per day? You need to weigh weekly or every other week, same time of day, and calculate how much they are gaining per day. We need more info to give you the best advice.
by gobigorgohome
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Looking for 909
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Looking for 909

My feed store can't get 909 until later part of next week - I will be out before then. Anyone in south central Texas, San Antonio or Katy area have it in stock?
by gobigorgohome
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Gilt quit eating
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Gilt quit eating

She was in heat. After a day completely off feed, she slowly began eating again. She also had discharge from her vulva and began riding our other gilt, who also came into heat :(
by gobigorgohome
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Question about 909 and Fitter 52
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Question about 909 and Fitter 52

My daughter has two gilts- our show is in 22 days. One we need to push, would like to get as close to 50 lbs on her as we can. She is getting 6 lbs 909 and 16oz heavy weight and a scoop of paylean 900 per day, divided into two feedings. The 2nd gilt is good on weight, but she was getting a little ti...
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Gilt quit eating
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Gilt quit eating

My daughter has a 235 lb gilt that has been eating 5 1/2 lbs of Purina 809bper day. Saturday nite she licked her trough clean. Sunday morning she came to feed, but ate very little. Sunday evening she didn't even get up to eat. I forced her to get up and she went for water and peed but then laid back...
by gobigorgohome
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Adding sure champ to self feeder
Replies: 0
Views: 696

Adding sure champ to self feeder

Just got a new set of show pigs and we usually put them on a self feeder for the first month. Does anyone know the ratio for adding sure champ to a 50lb bag of feed? Is it easier to add in smaller amounts? In the past I waited to add surechamp when we start hand feeding, but wanted to start earlier ...
by gobigorgohome
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: S'more fill
Replies: 1
Views: 2108

Re: S'more fill

I didn't compare the labels, but smorefill I know has mini marshmallows in it and I believe is just to help expand the middle. Lindners 698 or Slop iscan be fed as a complete feed. I had trouble getting our pigs to eat consistently this year and had tried almost every thing. They wouldn't eat the sm...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Moorman's, Purina, or Sunglo?????
Replies: 18
Views: 12871

Re: Moorman's, Purina, or Sunglo?????

It depends what the pig looks like. The higher the protein the more muscle he will develop. Does he need more muscling, or does he need to soften up and add cover/finish? Usually at this stage we switch to 16% as they tend to gain better as they eat more and start putting on cover/finish to soften u...
by gobigorgohome
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: need cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: need cover

Purina High Octane Heavy Weight