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by Wacky
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Piglets ear not dropping
Replies: 0
Views: 7084

Piglets ear not dropping

I had a litter of purebreds spots and was wondering how long it would take till there ears drop?? One of the 10 has dropped but the others are very up like Yorkshire ears. The one that dropped have been like that since the first week. There around 3week old now. Just wondering if it normally takes t...
by Wacky
Fri May 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Scabs on Chesters pigs back help
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Scabs on Chesters pigs back help

I have 5 pigs in a pen. Two are Chester barrows. I had someone taking care them as I was gone for a week. Came back to find the one pigs whole back is cover in scabs. The other has some but not as many as the other one. It’s not sunburn. Any guesses what it is and how to treat it ? Should I treat ot...
by Wacky
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Baby piglets what is warmer straw or bedding?
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

Baby piglets what is warmer straw or bedding?

No heat in barn. Should I use bedding or straw for the piglets ? Heat lamps how many ? Other ways to keep them warm?
by Wacky
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: How soon can I tell if the ai worked?
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

How soon can I tell if the ai worked?

What is the best way to tell if the ai worked? If she does not come back into heat in 21days is she bred then?
by Wacky
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: standing heat
Replies: 1
Views: 1270

Re: standing heat

my gilt was swollen then a day or so later she would stand still when you put weight on her back. She never total locked up but she stand longer than she would on a normal day. Also she had a big attitude change. Would not eat very much and she always eats every last bite. But they should lock up wh...
by Wacky
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Hair/skin care
Replies: 6
Views: 11423

Re: Hair/skin care

Thanks so much!!
do u have any tips for the dry skin flakes and patches ?
by Wacky
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Hair/skin care
Replies: 6
Views: 11423

Hair/skin care

What the best way to care for hair and skin? How do u tan your pigs? Best way for Duroc and spots? How do u get spots dark black? What shampoo do u us? Brush and wash daily? Over night conditions ? Thanks
by Wacky
Thu May 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Feed help
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: Feed help

No but if there is one close to me and the price is comparable. I would love to try Purina!
by Wacky
Tue May 22, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Feed help
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Feed help

We’re i get my feed they switch to only regular pig feed nonshow. So wondering what I could add to it to help my show pigs? Any top dressing you recommend? Or they will do a custom mix but not really sure what I would all need or be best. Any thing would help thanks
by Wacky
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Poll on what feed has the best gain. Vote today
Replies: 0
Views: 1253

Poll on what feed has the best gain. Vote today

I have used both just wonder works best for others
by Wacky
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Feed custom mixes
Replies: 0
Views: 1120

Feed custom mixes

Does any one have any custom mix feed that they like? Look in to get 2 to use for pigs from now pig 50pds till the fair. I have both gilts and barrows all Duroc or spots. Thanks!
by Wacky
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: What to breed with
Replies: 0
Views: 1219

What to breed with

I have a gilt she is crossbreed. Her sire was purebred Hereford and her sow was spot berk cross. What would be good to bred her with ? She is white with 40% red spots. She is more of a market gilt but has a nice structure. So I am looking for a boar to use. To get some nice show pigs. Anything will ...
by Wacky
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pig fell
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Pig fell

I letting my gilt out she fell on the way out of her pen and is limping not stand on the back leg she fell on. The show is in 2 days. What can I do to help her ?
by Wacky
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Cross bred pig different color in pair class ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

Cross bred pig different color in pair class ???

I have 4 crossbred gilts. Two are a smaller body frame and more a tight muscle look. The other two are a more wide larger bone. Look like there 30 pounds bigger but there with in 20 pounds of each other. The thing is one large bone gilt is black the other is red. The smaller bone pigs one is black a...
by Wacky
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Pelleted feed
Replies: 7
Views: 3925

Re: Pelleted feed

We have 10 pigs on that feed it is the nutrena show edge show pig feed. Crossbred hamp/berk/Hereford cross. Gilts and barrows 70-110 pounds