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by oldbrickhouse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Help Adding Top End
Replies: 0
Views: 528

Help Adding Top End

I am looking to add a little more Top End on the sides. Barrow is square front and rear, good belly depth, not to wide for the frame. Currently on L611 - 1lb, L685 - 1Lb; L698 Slop - .5lb and 4 OZ of Full Figure. Current weight is 185'ish as of yesterday (my scale weighs heavy). Weigh Date is 7/21. ...
by oldbrickhouse
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Pig won't eat all her food, HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: Pig won't eat all her food, HELP!

How often do you feed in the heat. Sometimes going to a three a day feeding helps by breaking down the total feed amount. Also, if you wet feed, sometimes the supplements can have fats and other things that sour in the heat if water is added. I have had experience with pigs not cleaning up what was ...
by oldbrickhouse
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Fat vs Protein vs Lysine
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Fat vs Protein vs Lysine

Can someone explain how these three items effect the growing period in the early stages of a show pig's development? Pigs that are currently in the 50-70 lb range. My understanding is a higher protein is desired but also for the lean show pigs these days energy (fat) is required for proper muscle de...
by oldbrickhouse
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Lindner feed
Replies: 2
Views: 3544

Re: Lindner feed

I too live in Ohio and fed Sunglo. I did experiment with Linder this year and I still can't say I saw a difference. What was it about the feed quality you didn't like or saw?
by oldbrickhouse
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Non-medicated feed and weight gain
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Non-medicated feed and weight gain

Very much makes sense now. So the levels removed from the feed...what would have called them?
by oldbrickhouse
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Help with walking my pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: Help with walking my pigs

From my experience they do mellow out as they get heavier. Some of our pigs would make the quite sprint but them calm once let out of their pens. They are still fairly lightweight. For training purposes, I do think it is best to start with a sorting board along a fence if you have a fence to guide t...
by oldbrickhouse
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Non-medicated feed and weight gain
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Non-medicated feed and weight gain

Curious Hog-Doc why a intermittent dose vs the constant low level when they drink. Is it the higher concentration for a shorter period of time?
by oldbrickhouse
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Help with walking my pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: Help with walking my pigs

Pigs are still young with your show being in September. What has worked for us is have someone walk along you with a sorting board on one side while you walk the pig up along a fence of some sort on the other side. Continue this for a while and see if it helps. The person with the board needs to be ...
by oldbrickhouse
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Non-medicated feed and weight gain
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Non-medicated feed and weight gain

I agree with everything I have read thus far from my post. We just finished up a fair and the amount of lightweight pigs was amazing. Talking with some of the more advanced show families, they had the same response....just couldn't get weight on show pigs this year. I will agree, we have had a mild ...
by oldbrickhouse
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Non-medicated feed and weight gain
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Non-medicated feed and weight gain

Does anyone think there is any connection between the loose of weight gain and the now non-medicated feed we are required to use? The reason I post this is in Ohio and Indiana area I am hearing of a lot of people struggling to put weight on their show pigs. I was just curious since the previous year...