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by Windfall Farm
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Oxytocin, DrAmy- hog doc
Replies: 6
Views: 4400

Re: Oxytocin, DrAmy- hog doc

He never mentioned a limit,what he did tell me was it's a time release drug ( more or less giving her 10 cc in one shot would do nothing,needs to go a cc at a time)one time we had one that we ended up giving 7cc in 7hrs finally she started, once they get going you should have a piglet drop every 20_...
by Windfall Farm
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Oxytocin, DrAmy- hog doc
Replies: 6
Views: 4400

Re: Oxytocin, DrAmy- hog doc

I'm not Doc Amy but, I've been told by my cousin who is a large animal vet ( Penn State), and I've done it before 1 cc every 45 minutes to an hour near the vulva to move labor along hope this helps
by Windfall Farm
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: New pig shower
Replies: 5
Views: 5392

Re: New pig shower

Arcadia, you would do this because the judge sometimes may use this in a showmanship show to determine placement between you and other competition, (more or less to see who is paying attention in the show) if he or she touches your animal get the brush out while their still looking at your pig ,trus...
by Windfall Farm
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Hog Barn???
Replies: 9
Views: 7356

Re: Hog Barn???

If your interested in the freeze guards we got ours from Reinecker Ag Products look them up online I belive their located near Lancaster but they ship all over, you gotta talk to who ever is doing you electric in the barn they hardwire the waters right into your breaker box and just flip them breake...
by Windfall Farm
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Hog Barn???
Replies: 9
Views: 7356

Re: Hog Barn???

No problem, Swine dad was spot on with the gestation pens, the nursery pens,feeders pens,forgot those in my post, here's two more to consider the kids 4-H/FFA project pens,or this pen I'm keeping these 2 runts to raise up and put in the freezer pen so like we said if you can afford it go bigger, min...
by Windfall Farm
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Hog Barn???
Replies: 9
Views: 7356

Re: Hog Barn???

There's a ton of things to consider when building a new barn especially if your planning on farrowing litters, first your saying 8 sows. The biggest regret anyone who has ever built a barn is this ......... why didn't I go bigger I don't have enough room, now with 8 sows gonna want multiple litters ...
by Windfall Farm
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Ideas for keeping dirt pen dry around waterer
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Ideas for keeping dirt pen dry around waterer

Even on concrete the still make a sloppy wet mess, the only two things I've used that I can suggest is to use straw to help keep it dry and if it's possible consider welding a catch pan on the post under the nipple,I did that on mine doesn't keep it 100 percent dry but it helps and they seem to drin...
by Windfall Farm
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pet pig questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: Pet pig questions

Not to tell you what to do, but if your planning on just keeping them as pets,I'd stay away from commercial breeds they grow way too fast in 2 years you will have 400 to 500lbers walking around, maybe look into some of the smaller hertige breeds like Mule foots or Magalistas they don't grow as fast ...
by Windfall Farm
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: New pig shower
Replies: 5
Views: 5392

Re: New pig shower

Flo,here's a small list of the items you'll need at the show, cane or a show whip, hard bristle brush kept in your back pocket during the show(use it immediately if the judge touches your hog, feed pan,check with fair see if they supply a watering system for all the pigs (if not build a nipple water...
by Windfall Farm
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Why is farrowing showpigs so difficult
Replies: 8
Views: 3963

Re: Why is farrowing showpigs so difficult

Charlie, sometimes you have to take this risk to get the perfect show hog and breed to these heavy muscled heavy boned gilts,but that's probably your problem right there too much bone not enough room to pass the piglets thru the pelvic region,it's not always best to breed to these gilts that came ri...
by Windfall Farm
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Butchering older sow
Replies: 6
Views: 3288

Re: Butchering older sow

We kill one this size once a year, but it's split between 5 houses my parents, siblings, and my household, (we kill market size to fill the freezer for the rest of the year)most of a sow that size will be made into sausage if she's not too fat you can get some good bacon,you can have pork chops cut ...
by Windfall Farm
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: First time farrowing
Replies: 6
Views: 4896

Re: First time farrowing

Before I even begin I'll be totally honest with you piglet mortality compared to any other livestock is by far the highest especially in the first 3 days of life if she has 11 and you loose 3 your doing good, As Springbranch stated no more then 3 lbs a day toward the end,newborn piglets need to stay...
by Windfall Farm
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: newbie pen set up question
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Re: newbie pen set up question

Scott, for two pigs an 8×10 would be be plenty of room(I keep 4 in a 8×10 inside(they also have an outdoor axcess pen via a guillotine door) , so if your stalls are 16×12 I'd go 8×12 you diffently want an automatic water system with fresh cold water hooked to a water line depending on what part of t...
by Windfall Farm
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Opinions of 2 pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

Re: Opinions of 2 pigs

No way near as accurate as a scale but go get a hog weight tape, ya measure their length ,then around their ribs and it gives you an estimate probably within 5 lbs of what they weigh
by Windfall Farm
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Stubborn York
Replies: 3
Views: 3976

Re: Stubborn York

She may just need to get her energy out first, try her in a larger pen, let her run around for a while then approach her slowly, (remember when you get to the fair any pig even one that's been trained to walk since it was 60 lbs can go wild when it gets to the showring, best thing to do is to try to...