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by craiglibby
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: when to breed
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: when to breed

Having a teaser boar is certainly the easiest and most convenient. It's made things SOOO much easier for us since we got one. However, it's not always foolproof either...(we're dealing with this right now... :roll: ) Sometimes, even with a boar around, something else in their environment will affect...
by craiglibby
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Sow won't stand
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Sow won't stand

We've had a couple sows and gilts in the past that wouldn't stand as well. All other signs were there, indicating that the timing was perfect, but they just wouldn't stand and lock up. Anytime we've run up against this, as long as we were confident the timing was right, we would simply feed and bree...
by craiglibby
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

Sorry for the late response....been gone for a bit. Thank you KGB for the helpful information and the detailed explanation. It makes great sense and will be very useful in the future to understand the conversion.
by craiglibby
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

Excellent! Thank you very much for the breakdown on all of that. Extremely helpful! I guess the only reason I mentioned the Ultra Full is because you suggested using it in the recipe, instead of the grower, in response to the original post. But I also understand that that was when weights and times ...
by craiglibby
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

This pig is the backup to the other one in the original post, who is doing well on the Fitter 35/Depth Charge diet. However, it's going to be very close as to whether he will stay under the weight limit or not, so we want to make sure this second barrow is ready to go if need be. Some of the supplem...
by craiglibby
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

Ok. That's about what I had figured. If I wanted to tighten that up to about 1 lb gain/day, would adding another lb of Powerfill, and subtracting a lb of Ultra-full do the trick? So, daily ration - 3 lbs Powerfill 1 lb Champion Drive 1/2 lb Ultra-full Would that combo still give him the daily nutrie...
by craiglibby
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

KGB, for barrow #2 in this scenario, what should be the approximate daily weight gain on this diet? (Powerfill, Champion Drive, Ultra Full)
by craiglibby
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Colorful Boars
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Colorful Boars

I will say it surprises us but we bred an all black lock it up x hilbilly bone gilt to ghost at PBG expecting blue butts and ended up with 4 red belts 4 belts 2 white and 1 blue. Also bred him to a silver lining blue mask and had all belts and blues. All kids were very nicely sized and came on thei...
by craiglibby
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Another question for KGB
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Another question for KGB

Excellent! Thanks again for the prompt response.

P.S. Not sure how I messed up the calculation, but thanks for the correction. ;)
by craiglibby
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Another question for KGB
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Another question for KGB

I'm trying to help a friend out with their pigs. They have 2 barrows who both weighed in at 277 yesterday. They have 35 days till show, and can max out at 300. They look really good, but could still use some back and rib shape. I know they can really only gain about 0.8 lbs/day at most, and could be...
by craiglibby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

Excellent! Thanks again so much!
by craiglibby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

One other question...should this switch be done cold turkey, or should it gradually be added in to the grower they're on, top dressed, etc. Just wondering if they'll get sick from the sudden switch or anything.
by craiglibby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: KGB - holding ration verification

Awesome! Thank you so much for all of the help you offer. It's a tremendous thing you do.
by craiglibby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

KGB - holding ration verification

I have 2 barrows that need to be rationed. (growing way too fast!) 43 days to fair, max weight of 295. Currently they are both on approximately 7-8 lbs of 16% protein grower per day. Barrow #1 - weighed today at 265#, so he can gain a max of 0.69 lbs/day. Would like to finish him closer to 275-280. ...
by craiglibby
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Colorful Boars
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Colorful Boars

You could try Taco Bill at Shipley's Swine Genetics. He's a belted red, and from what I've seen, he does throw color. I'm not sure how gilt friendly he is, or if and how he would compliment your gilt, but you can give them a call and ask. The whole crew there is very helpful. Another one that is goo...
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