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by Hllbllyjhn
Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Managing Size of Piglets
Replies: 3
Views: 2205

Re: Managing Size of Piglets

One thing to consider is how much you are feeding the pregnant gilt. We only feed 4lbs a day unless it is cold then feed 5lbs. If the gilt is fed to much the babies will grow to big.
by Hllbllyjhn
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Ultrasound
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

Ultrasound

Hello,
I was wondering what brand of phone capable ultrasound people were using and what they like about it. Or if there is one that you have used that you would recommend not getting.
Thanks
by Hllbllyjhn
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Astro Turf
Replies: 0
Views: 910

Astro Turf

I was wondering if anyone has used astro turf for there pens. Our pigs are housed outside as we have not built our barn. Would like to put something down to stop the mud during winter and though astro turn would work, just not sure how it will last with pigs.
by Hllbllyjhn
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Matrix during a Show
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Matrix during a Show

We would like to breed our gilt about a week after the state fair. Would starting matrix before the fair keep her for going into heat while at the fair. If there are any other tips to keep her from going into heat from the stress that would be appreciated. Thanks
by Hllbllyjhn
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Vaccine protocol
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

Re: Vaccine protocol

On our farm we use the 4 Star Vaccination Program, an easy Google search. Our local vet feels that is one of the best around, and it seems to be popular in this group as well.
by Hllbllyjhn
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Opening ribs
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

Opening ribs

We were told by a judge that we need to open the ribs on a guilt we have. We are currently feeding 519 and wondering what supplements to add.
by Hllbllyjhn
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Berkshire Boar
Replies: 0
Views: 3784

Berkshire Boar

I'm looking for recommendations on a tall fronted Berkshire Boar. Who's the best one out there?
by Hllbllyjhn
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Heat mats
Replies: 0
Views: 1976

Heat mats

I'm was just wondering what everyone's thoughts were about using heat mats under the piglets. Is it a good idea to use them or are they fine with adequate heat and no drafts.