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by buckibri
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Transitioning baby pigs from milk to pellets
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Transitioning baby pigs from milk to pellets

Have never used supplemental milk for sows. If they can’t raise pigs they get to meet bob Evans. Had my elite cross sow farrow 16 live 3# pigs may 26. She can wean 10 at her best naturally. Next two sows had ample sized litters and not much room to transfer. So have a few pigs that have been doing V...
by buckibri
Sat May 16, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Scrotal hernia
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Scrotal hernia

There are always different levels of scrotal ruptures, some actually never expand and look like normal testicles. Others blow up like balloons. The minor ones I fix myself as it is a very simple procedure, the bigger ones I will have a vet do the surgery. Every vet is different on pricing for the pr...
by buckibri
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: pig with blood in its feces
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: pig with blood in its feces

Sometimes stools will have a bit of fresh red blood. Unless there is a large volume of liquid it isn't much to be concerned about.

If its fresh red blood it came at the end of the digestive process. Its much more of a concern if blood is entering much earlier in the process.
by buckibri
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Eucalyptus chips for Bedding
Replies: 1
Views: 3491

Re: Eucalyptus chips for Bedding

Just have to keep the Koala’s at bay. Couldn’t resist.

Can’t imagine this ..... pine shavings give off a massive odor cloud in a barn. If they are potent I would think not but if mild as opposed to the levels of the plants I’m not sure of a downside.

This is a new one.
by buckibri
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Sow delivered early?
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

Re: Sow delivered early?

7 days early is possible but usually results in underdeveloped pigs that struggle to survive. I had a gilt once delivered at 109 days and was able to wean 4 of 7 born.
by buckibri
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: C section piglets won't suckle.
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: C section piglets won't suckle.

I would think the sow was heavily sedated during the surgery. Her blood is the pigs blood. Her drugs are in the pigs.

Just keep them warm and they will wake up eventually. Keep in mind the dose used makes the impact. It’s a fine line on sedation levels. Hav ego trust your vet.
by buckibri
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: current semen prices
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

Re: current semen prices

You simply ask. Either earn $$$$ or dump down sink.

Terminal/maternal pooled semen should be $8/10 dose. U can’t dictate terms or boars, that is fair.

Several arrogant studs won’t discount off season. You simply need to find the ones that do.

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by buckibri
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS
Topic: Boar for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 5820

Boar for sale

Have nice cross boar that was primarily used as a teaser but have bred several gilts and small sows naturally this fall. No longer needed as a teaser/breeder. Like to see him get a good home for someone that needs a natural breeder as opposed to having him as a pizza topping. Belted, sound, very hea...
by buckibri
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Chronic Cough and heavy breathing
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Re: Chronic Cough and heavy breathing

Worm them and give mycoplasmal vaccine.

One of two things, worms or mycoplasmal pneumonia.

Use exceed when they cough and if that does not work it’s likely not weather related pneumonia.
by buckibri
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: what antibiotic to give to bred gilts
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Re: what antibiotic to give to bred gilts

Exceed is expensive but works well.

La200 can also be a good choice as well.
by buckibri
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: best timing for AI-HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: best timing for AI-HELP!

As to swelling and mucous discharge - in my experience these can be highly variable across pigs and heat cycles. Some gilts can have strong heat with little to no swelling of the vulva at all while others it is very obvious. If you don’t have A teaser boar the boar in a can stuff can work well. I al...
by buckibri
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: best timing for AI-HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: best timing for AI-HELP!

The advice above is correct but I’ll try to add more detail. 1. Pigs heat cycle is 21 days but always can vary a few days plus minus. 2. Watch the female heat patterns and record standing heat to better time semen. 3. When you certify gilt is in standing heat try to breed about 12 hours later, then ...
by buckibri
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS
Topic: 2017 10ft LO Profile Corn Pro BP trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 1670

Re: 2017 10ft LO Profile Corn Pro BP trailer

I inquired on prices for new bumper pull 6 x 16 low profile from Ohio corn pro dealers a few weeks ago and was quoted $5500 but 6 weeks for delivery. I ended up finding a used trailer in near perfect condition at a good value.
by buckibri
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: young gilt
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Re: young gilt

No panic yet. 6 mos is still young. If you want to help start her cycle induce some stress. Mix with another gilt, put in trailer and haul her around for an hour. ExPose her to a teaser boar for 10-15 minutes a day. I don’t think there is any pg600 available and has not been for over a year. This ma...
by buckibri
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Rebreeding
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Rebreeding

Just to be sure buy some semen, make sure it’s alive, breed her.

Plenty of show pigs never have a second litter due to breeding problems.