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by brooklyn_p12
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:13 am
Topic: Need to regain rib after sickness
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

Need to regain rib after sickness

I have a crossbred gilt that is going to our state fair. Two days ago, she got sick with a fever and just general not feeling well and not wanting to eat. Because if this, she has not ate very well for two days. Today, she has finally stated to eat, even though she still isn’t eating her full ration...
by brooklyn_p12
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:40 pm
Topic: Barrow is panting
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Barrow is panting

The barrow that I am taking to county fair panted really bad when I worked him tonight as well as two nights ago. He has never done this other than these two times. Today (the second time he has done this) was about 100 degrees during the day and 85 degrees when I worked him at 9 o’clock. He stayed ...
by brooklyn_p12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Topic: non oil skin and hair conditioner
Replies: 7
Views: 5119

Re: non oil skin and hair conditioner

When we are conditioning at home, we rinse the pigs and then use normal suave conditioner on them.
At shows, we use show a peel the day before and hog heaven the day of.
by brooklyn_p12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Topic: Pink Pig Turning Red!
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Pink Pig Turning Red!

He could me midly stressing. If that is the case, just make sure to take everything slow in a new enviroment.

As far as products, Sullivan Supply has a product called White Out that can be used to whiten on show day. That might help.

Unfortunately, some pigs just mark not easily than others
by brooklyn_p12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Topic: Need help gaining weight
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Need help gaining weight

Have they been wormed recently? There was a family in our county whose pigs weren’t gaining because they hadn’t been wormed in a while. If you do need to worm them, make sure to check the withdrawal time because you are getting close to fair
by brooklyn_p12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Topic: Alternatives to shavings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Alternatives to shavings?

We have our pigs on concrete and try to keep 3-5 inches of shavings in the pen. However, trying to keep that many shavings in each pen is getting REALLY expensive. Are there any other bedding options? Straw isn’t really a good fit for us either.
by brooklyn_p12
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:51 pm
Topic: Pigs on concrete getting sores on legs
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Pigs on concrete getting sores on legs

My family has just recently poured concrete in our show barn. The three barrows that are in the pen with concrete are all getting rub spot/sores on their legs. They are located at the knee, sides of the legs, and back of the cannon bone. I am pretty sure that these sores are being cause by the concr...