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by mjw1980
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: New to Showing. Need ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: New to Showing. Need ideas

There are alot of factors to consider. What is the data of your show and weights. How old is your pig and what is the current weight. Call your local feed store and find out what showpig feeds they carry. The 4 popular names are Moormans, Lindners, Purina Honor Show Chow and Sunglo. Pigs with differ...
by mjw1980
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Show pig not eating
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Show pig not eating

Search for the ulcer protocol on here. That should help.
by mjw1980
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: HELP stubborn pigs
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: HELP stubborn pigs

I hope that you have been able to get some results. I would say just open their pens and walk away. Let them come out on their own and explore. Maybe start feeding them some of their meal away from the pen where they have to walk to it.
by mjw1980
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Show Pig Health Cost
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Show Pig Health Cost

For worming most people alternate Safeguard and Ivomec.
by mjw1980
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Barrow with balance issues, back legs
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Barrow with balance issues, back legs

I would suggest getting with a Vet ASAP.
by mjw1980
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: FEEDING ONE SLOW???
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Re: FEEDING ONE SLOW???

Feeding one slow is not pushing the pig to gain weight as quick. Some people like to buy a pig that will be 6mo old at show time. This generally means they dont have to worry about weight as much. If you buy an older pig say a 7mo old at show time, you may need to start hand feeding earlier so that ...
by mjw1980
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Adding muscle
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Adding muscle

I would Suggest Champion Drive by Purina.
by mjw1980
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Help on feeding
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Help on feeding

If you have 21 days to your weigh in and your pigs currently weight 220 lbs you have 70lbs to play with. Feeding six 6 lbs a day your pig should avg around 2lbs a day. If you gain 2lbs a day for 21 days you will weigh in around 265. You could increase that to 8lbs of feed split up with 4lbs in the m...
by mjw1980
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Help on feeding
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Help on feeding

From reading your information you are not feeding your pigs enough. 1lbs of feed and 1lbs of Oat Groats 2x a day is not nearly sufficient to support a pigs dietary needs. A 220lb pig should be eating about 6-8lbs a day of feed. If you keep with your current feed regiment your pigs will fall apart be...
by mjw1980
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Barrow weak on back legs HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Barrow weak on back legs HELP

Sounds like nerve damage. If it is muscle then I would suggest rubbing some kind of cream on there to loosen up the muscle. Being so close to the fair I am not sure of withdrawal times so you need to be careful if you give any kind of oral medication. I would keep him penned up until time to go to t...
by mjw1980
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Gilts with little appetite
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Gilts with little appetite

I am curious what their current weights are. You can try feeding them and then after 15minues remove the feed and do not give them more until it is the next feeding time. Do that for a couple of days and that may increase their willingness to eat when food is not readily available when they want to ...
by mjw1980
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Farrowing-C section?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Farrowing-C section?

Im not a Vet but have seen conversations on here about C-Sections and none of them have said anything about losing the mother. I would assume that you have a short amount of time before the unborn start to decay and cause a serious infection resulting in you losing the mother. I would suggest making...
by mjw1980
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Alternatives to shavings?
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Alternatives to shavings?

We put up felt in the bottom of the pens. So from the concrete up to 18 inches we have felt that keeps the shavings from falling out. That cut down on the amount of shavings we used since we just added a bag of fresh shavings every cpl of weeks.
by mjw1980
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: IN THE SHOW RING
Topic: Spot purebred breed classification
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Spot purebred breed classification

I would classify it Dark OPB.
by mjw1980
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: IN THE SHOW RING
Topic: Impossible show barrow
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Impossible show barrow

Try giving him a beer or half a beer to see if that will calm him down.