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by swi
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Naming swine for breed papers
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Naming swine for breed papers

Since it is a Spot, you better go the the Certified Pedigreed Swine site.
by swi
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Success rebreeding sows following C Section
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Success rebreeding sows following C Section

I have had 2 gilts that needed a C-section on their first litters. Vet. (2 different ones working at the same clinic) said there should be no reason they should not be able to farrow on their own in the future. One had a second litter normal birth, then would not rebreed again. The other sow had her...
by swi
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Shaffers Goldrush
Replies: 0
Views: 748

Shaffers Goldrush

What are your thoughts on Shaffer's set of boars, after their open house ?
Any ones stand out to you ?
Looking at their hamp and cross lineup
by swi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: 197 pound hamp needing to put cover
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: 197 pound hamp needing to put cover

Every feed company has their "fat" suppliment. If you are using Mooreman's, or Sunglow, or Linders, ect. I would go online and find their product. If you have access to more than one company, then research. Sumo, Heavyweight all have their fans.
by swi
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: back legs
Replies: 0
Views: 376

back legs

I sold a pig that lately has "rubbery" hind legs. He doesn't want to stand. When he gets up, he drags his hinds legs a bit, then wobbles on his hind legs. He weighs around 200 lbs. No swelling in hocks. Any thoughts on cause or treatment ?
by swi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Lutalyse or not
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: Lutalyse or not

Lut has been used by commercial producers for a long time to farrow when the paid help is around. I am not one to overuse meds, but I have used lut more and more. My reason is to prevent sows from going over due date and pigs getting bigger and bigger then having farrowing issues. I luted all 8 of m...
by swi
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Indaina Fair Crossbred Sale Results???
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: Indaina Fair Crossbred Sale Results???

thank you, I didn't dig around deep enough the first time I looked at the Willoughby site. I found them.
by swi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Indaina Fair Crossbred Sale Results???
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: Indaina Fair Crossbred Sale Results???

Are the complete results with buyers and $ posted anywhere ?
by swi
Mon May 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Commercial boars
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Commercial boars

Birchwood Genetic in West Manchester, OH was in on the first commercial hog AI over 35 years ago. They sell millions of doses a year around the world. Google them.
by swi
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: gilts vs. barrows
Replies: 7
Views: 2077

Re: gilts vs. barrows

Our gilts are 95 to 120 pounds now. Could you elaborate more on the lysine levels please.
by swi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: gilts vs. barrows
Replies: 7
Views: 2077

gilts vs. barrows

I was looking on input on the protein levels for young (under 100 lbs. right now) gilts verses barrows.
by swi
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Uninterested Boar
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Uninterested Boar

Try a shot of Lut.
by swi
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Freezing Semen
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Re: Freezing Semen

I believe SGI would the people to talk to.
by swi
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Shavings or Straw in Farrowing Crates
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Shavings or Straw in Farrowing Crates

Some types of wood shavings have an anti-coagulant agent that can make umbilical cords bleed excessively.
by swi
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Live bred gilt sales.
Replies: 3
Views: 2225

Re: Live bred gilt sales.

Just posted; Breeders' Choice at Eaton, OH (western OH off I-70)
Dec. 10th, 6:30
Wide variety of breeds and crosses