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by Phoenix-Rising
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: IN THE SHOW RING
Topic: Impossible show barrow
Replies: 3
Views: 2544

Re: Impossible show barrow

Ok guys and gals, I have a son who is 18 years old and is really good at getting his pigs trained. He has done this all his life. Hes got a couple top fives at state fair and numerous county fair titles. This year his best Barrow is untrainable. He can get in the pen and scratch his belly and he wi...
by Phoenix-Rising
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS
Topic: Hog Crates
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Hog Crates

Farrowing crates, right?
by Phoenix-Rising
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS
Topic: Youth bred Show/Breeding gilts for sale (Feeders also available)
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Youth bred Show/Breeding gilts for sale (Feeders also available)

Hello! I have 2 beautiful gilts (just weaned) to offer for consideration. My gilt farrowed a beautiful litter on 5/17/20 Dam: Mega Man x Phemon The sire is 3:10 to Yuma from Shaffers Goldrush (Dirty Secret x Visionary) Dam's Dam is out of Ottenwalter and was the first gilt to be brought out at the s...
by Phoenix-Rising
Mon May 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Holding Advice needed ASAP!!!! HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Holding Advice needed ASAP!!!! HELP!

Could you provide more information: - how many days between weights? - is the feed total per day or per feeding? - when is your show? - have you asked the Show-Rite people? Exactly 7 days between weights Feed is in per feeding My show weigh in (we don't weigh directly before the show... it's a 4-H ...
by Phoenix-Rising
Sat May 23, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Holding Advice needed ASAP!!!! HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Holding Advice needed ASAP!!!! HELP!

:shock: So... I have a show barrow that I'm getting ready for a early September fair. He was born a little earlier than ideal for this show but he was all I could get at the time... (I now have access to another Barrow who I will be picking up shortly) and he is so nice he is way worth it! Anyway, h...
by Phoenix-Rising
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Advice Needed: Stubborn Dream Barrow.
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Advice Needed: Stubborn Dream Barrow.

One, I would say if you just got him then I would not start with the whip yet. I would wait a week or 2. Even though he is friendly he needs to build a bond with you and trust you. Then start working with him and make the whip a good experience. You can just rub him with it while you walk. Let him ...
by Phoenix-Rising
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Advice Needed: Stubborn Dream Barrow.
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Advice Needed: Stubborn Dream Barrow.

So I got this nice show barrow yesterday... :) And he is already got me scratching my head. He was born in January (I'm blanking on the exact date). He is incredibly friendly, and even though I didn't pick him for this reason, it's a nice perk. He wasn't at all stressed by the hour car ride home and...
by Phoenix-Rising
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Show is March 23rd 2020, Need Advice I’m Fitter 35
Replies: 5
Views: 5656

Re: Show is March 23rd 2020, Need Advice I’m Fitter 35

Hi Dr. B, Does Ultra Full and Depth Charge dilute the energy density of the diet? thanks! I usually use Depth Charge for my holders... if he needs more fat maybe try Fat and Fluffy... I've had a little luck with that. Otherwise I'd just feed him as much as possible I was feeding my pusher last year...
by Phoenix-Rising
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: exercise questions pre farrowing.
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

Re: exercise questions pre farrowing.

mict71 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:40 am
Exercise is good for them in my opinion. Mine run in a pasture until i put them in a farrowing pen. The exercise helps build up their stamina for farrowing. You dont want fat gilts when they farrow, or their will be problems.
Thanks!
by Phoenix-Rising
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: HELP stubborn pigs
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

Re: HELP stubborn pigs

Hi! This year I have four pigs and 2 out of 4 are just horrible to work with. They are a duroc barrow and a york gilt. Neither of them respond to whips at all and refuse to walk away from their pens. I work hours with these pigs every single day but nothing is helping. I feel as if I’ve tried almos...
by Phoenix-Rising
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: training our pigs
Replies: 4
Views: 4719

Re: training our pigs

My sons have been involved in our local 4H programs now for 5 years raising and showing pigs at our local fair. Recently an acquaintance of mine, who DOESN'T raise pigs claims we are training and working with our animals all wrong. So.... here you all go. Our project animals are bought the first we...
by Phoenix-Rising
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Show pig not eating
Replies: 3
Views: 2730

Re: Show pig not eating

Hey! First off best of luck! Here are my thoughts... 1. Check for Ulcers especially if he was a good eater before. 2. Try vanilla ice cream if it's too cold melt it... it is fatty and all my problem pigs have loved it (took one that was a terrible eater from 198 to 220 in 7 days) 3. Try another feed...
by Phoenix-Rising
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: If you could have any gilt
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

Re: If you could have any gilt

I love Shaffers Goldrush boars... so I would say either a nice Worldclass gilt or a Matchmaker gilt...
by Phoenix-Rising
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: exercise questions pre farrowing.
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

exercise questions pre farrowing.

Hey! I have a gilt due to farrow in 7 weeks 3 days. She is kept in a smaller pen the she is used to (at least since retirement from the show ring) and she is acting a little stir crazy. This isn't normal for her. Some people have suggested letting her loose in one of my pastures to run. But I'm conc...
by Phoenix-Rising
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Is there any help for this pig?
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: Is there any help for this pig?

Been struggling with this gilt for almost a month. She started limping on her left rear. We gave her lincomix and dex for 5 days. We also decreased her feed intake and lowered her protein from 16 to 14%. Slight if any improvement. She is currently on sow feed - 12%, two joint supplements and is con...
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