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by craiglibby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: KGB - holding ration verification
Replies: 5
Views: 125

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: 5
Views: 125

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: 5
Views: 125

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: 5
Views: 125

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: 4
Views: 312

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...
by craiglibby
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Colorful Boars
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Colorful Boars

Are you looking for boars of any particular breed? What colors are you after?
by craiglibby
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Matrix or PG 600?
Replies: 5
Views: 3251

Re: Matrix or PG 600?

What did you end up using? I have a sow with the same problem. After talking it over with my vet, we decided to try the pg600. It will be delivered this week. We decided to go with the PG600. Ironically enough though, she came into heat all on her own when we ran some young weaners by her pen on th...
by craiglibby
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: FluSure XP for Sows and piglets
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

Re: FluSure XP for Sows and piglets

Any thoughts on this subject? Hog Doc? Dr. Amy? Anybody?
by craiglibby
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: FluSure XP for Sows and piglets
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

FluSure XP for Sows and piglets

We have three sows pregnant, two are due in February and one due in March. Each were vaccinated with FarrowSure Gold 2 weeks prior to breeding. They will be vaccinated with Rhini Shield TX4 and LitterGuard LT-C pre-farrowing. These sows were born on the property and have never left, we have not brou...
by craiglibby
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Bred?
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: Bred?

What signs was she showing that the timing was right for a dose?
by craiglibby
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: current semen prices
Replies: 4
Views: 2211

Re: current semen prices

Shaffer’s Gold Rush has some great deals on some nice boars, year round. Look for their Super Saver boars. They’re $35/dose. Shipley’s has boar specials every Monday and Thursday. Generally they’re priced around $50/dose, but currently their boar specials are $25/dose because this is their off seaso...
by craiglibby
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Duroc Boars
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Duroc Boars

My recommendation (for what it's worth) would be to go back to Shaffer's and use Forefront, or maybe try Grand Slam from Shipley's. Both outfits have a good selection of red boars, as does Crossroads and Chad Hill Durocs. Shipley's also has some new Durocs out of Focus that look like they're very we...
by craiglibby
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Matrix or PG 600?
Replies: 5
Views: 3251

Matrix or PG 600?

We have a sow that we are needing to get bred, and this will be her 2nd litter. When we bred her as a gilt early this year, she had numerous obvious signs of being in heat, but she never locked up and stood. Based on timing, we got 3 doses in her and she settled just fine. She had a litter of 7 in J...