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by hogger39
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Which feed this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

Which feed this year?

Looking for advice choosing a feed for this year. Have local access to Purina, Sunglo, and Umbarger. Have fed Purina in the past when the feed was pelleted. At that time I didn't know anything about supplements, so didn't feed any, which held back the pigs, but didn't have much success on the feed. ...
by hogger39
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: IN THE SHOW RING
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

Re: Separation Anxiety

This issue happened to me this past summer. If the pig is really worked up to the point that you cant train her, you may need to walk them together if that is an option. Two people each walking each pig often works great. The training as not progressed at all with her if she cannot get over the sepa...
by hogger39
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Pig won't eat all her food, HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

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

I milk cows from 4-7pm most nights. I will normally get up early and feed before it heats up for the day. I will feed after I get home from milking. My pigs have never not ate all their food, so I not exactly sure what the reason is. My heaviest pig is around your size as well. You could try marshma...
by hogger39
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: IN THE SHOW RING
Topic: Misbehaving in the ring
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Re: Misbehaving in the ring

A little late of a response, but I hope this helps later in showing. The pig is probably terrified. Personally, I don't use the whip hard with my pigs unless they are doing something wrong. Eventually, they learn not to do whatever it was. There was also a few times I used the whip when we still had...
by hogger39
Sat May 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 7881

Re: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?

My pigs' back legs are starting to bow inward. Is there anything I can do? Heaviest is around 120. Anything is appreciated.
by hogger39
Wed May 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: 70 lbs in 30 days possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 4606

Re: 70 lbs in 30 days possible?

I would say it is possible. A pig will normally gain 2 pounds a day. If she is gaining those two pounds, and on paylean, I would say it is very possible to make weight, and probably your desired weight. The one concern comes on the day the pig is going to the show, as it can lose up to 10 pounds in ...
by hogger39
Tue May 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Joint health products
Replies: 6
Views: 3264

Re: Joint health products

I am very courious about using True Trac. When is a good time to start feeding it?
by hogger39
Tue May 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 7881

Re: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?

I wish I would have known more last year then. This must have happened to my pigs. Thanks for your help on the forum lately.
by hogger39
Wed May 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 7881

Re: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?

Thank you. I think I stressed a little too much over the issue. I am not a new showman, but not an expert either. How can you tell when a pig is growing out of its skeleton?
by hogger39
Tue May 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: From sound, to unsound, back to sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 7881

From sound, to unsound, back to sound?

I have a blue butt gilt that I picked out on April 22. When I picked her, she was perfectly sound and visibly had some of the best genetics in the barn. Walking her this evening, she seemed to bring her legs inward, obviously indicating unsoundness. I know that pigs have many changes to their struct...
by hogger39
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Where does each supplement work its magic
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

Re: Where does each supplement work its magic

My friend gave me his flyer. Thanks anyway.
by hogger39
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Where does each supplement work its magic
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

Where does each supplement work its magic

I went to a clinic last summer at a feed store that sold Purina. They gave out a flyer that said exactly what each supplement was used for and what part of the hog it affected. Sadly, I ended up tossing that flyer out, but now it would be very helpful to have that again. If anyone knows what each do...
by hogger39
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: show whips
Replies: 15
Views: 15723

Re: show whips

Thank you Pac. Will have to give them a try.
by hogger39
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: show whips
Replies: 15
Views: 15723

Re: show whips

We have them and love 'em. The bright color also helps too! Some pigs will stop when you're hitting them with a traditional whip, but these ones are nice because it just gives them a little annoying tickle. I have been looking at these. Have a traditional whip right now and find that my pigs do sto...
by hogger39
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Best breed for temperment & training
Replies: 6
Views: 4214

Re: Best breed for temperment & training

If comes down to the blood line, the litter, and the pig itself. Litters will be different, but so will each pig. This past season I had two hamp/york crosses. The barrow was the best pig I have ever had. The gilt had an attitude that thankfully quite at fair, but the day before she knocked me down....