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by buckI
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Heater for Trailer Suggestion
Replies: 0
Views: 2061

Heater for Trailer Suggestion

Anyone run any electric heaters in their trailer going down the road?

We will be hauling some this winter to actual shows and am looking into options to try and make the trailer more comfortable by maintaining a decent temp during the travels.
by buckI
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Tanning Light
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Re: Tanning Light

Yes getting black pigs darker makes a difference. Especially with all black pigs.
by buckI
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Tanning Light
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Tanning Light

Have a ton of black pigs this year and the boss is insisting we need a tanning light this year.

Question for those that have the experience, would a grow light work?

What is everyone's recommendation for a tanning light?
by buckI
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS
Topic: FS 12’ Aluminum Featherlite
Replies: 0
Views: 2052

FS 12’ Aluminum Featherlite

Tandem axle with new 10-ply tires within last year. Center swing gate. Curbside escape door. Slider inside rear gate. In very good shape. 1 ding on brace between frame and fender. Didn’t bend the fender, just tweaked the little triangular brace piece. Right now trailer is in Ohio. Could possibly be ...
by buckI
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Nipple Waterer Suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 1812

Nipple Waterer Suggestions

About to hook up our waterers in the barn now that I hope we are past hard freezes. Last year I added a couple new pens with nipple waterers. Seemed like no matter what I did, I could not get those nipples to stop dripping. I swapped out a number of different nipples and they all leaked. The nipples...
by buckI
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Super Stubborn Barrows! Help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

Re: Super Stubborn Barrows! Help!!

Ditto on the separation advice. Also I would set up an area apart from your barn where you take a barrow out from the barn and his comfort zone and pen him away for a while. Try offering feed/treats there. Leave him there for a while. Alternate out which barrow gets taken out and left away for parts...
by buckI
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Looking for Feed Bin/Storage Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Looking for Feed Bin/Storage Ideas

Looking for ideas to store feed, at least 3-400 pounds.

Want it to be rodent-proof and reasonably simple to feed out of, either with gravity-fed raised type bin or easy to scoop feed out of from the top.

What are you guys using?
by buckI
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Mixing Pigs
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Mixing Pigs

We usually source our pigs from one breeder.

Last 2 years we purchased some from a second breeder. The pigs are around 50-60#s when we get the second set and I'm looking for tips/tricks to mix pigs and minimize fighting, injuries and damage?

Thanks.
by buckI
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Showmanship question
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

Re: Showmanship question

As stated, every judge has their preferences. I too was raised in a time that you flat did not touch your pig with your hand. It seems to be fairly common and accepted for a showman to occasionally tap their pig's back with a free hand or direct a pig's head with the hand to the face. We school on o...
by buckI
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Next Level Show Pig Camp
Replies: 3
Views: 2697

Re: Next Level Show Pig Camp

Anyone been to one of these?

What's the verdict on them?
by buckI
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Trends in showmanship
Replies: 3
Views: 2312

Re: Trends in showmanship

Not a judge, but a parent and youth leader. I see some kids really working these pigs like you describe. Had a guy judging here a couple years ago that I place at the very top of the youth livestock judges. His comment, and I agree wholeheartedly, is that working these pigs as hard as some seem to, ...
by buckI
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Showmanship Rant
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

Showmanship Rant

Kids finished up their fair a while back. Had a really good fair except for showmanship which is our main focus. We had a judge this year from the midwest that turned the junior showmanship final drive into a circus act. Pig panel alleys/chutes the kids had to maneuver through, around a guy in the c...
by buckI
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Help holding...KGB
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Re: Help holding...KGB

What happens if you add more of a product such as ultrafull or depth charge to help satisfy the pig's hunger.
by buckI
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Grand barrow at Illinois kicked out
Replies: 14
Views: 8719

Re: Grand barrow at Illinois kicked out

So, has anyone heard for certain what the barrow tested positive for?

I am hearing some reference to cortisone or cortisol being the reason for expulsion.
by buckI
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Guidance for Synchronizing and AI'ing
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

Guidance for Synchronizing and AI'ing

We have sold a few of the kids' gilts to a lady that has bred them naturally in the past. She is looking to AI and asking for help from us. Where can I direct her to see the best protocol for matrix, timing of semen order, etc.? Also, where is a good source of proven genetics for her to order semen ...