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by Macs B
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: REPRODUCTION
Topic: Adding oxytocin to semen for better conception?
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Adding oxytocin to semen for better conception?

I have also done this with good success. Originally was presented at a breeders workshop by a production facility vet. He recommended 1/2 ML in the rod for AI.
by Macs B
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Paylean Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Paylean Replacement

I just saw that the State of Ohio is now outlawing the use of Paylean in market hogs. Does Purina/HSC have a product coming out that isn't based on the banned ractopamine hydrochloride? Hoping the answer is "Yes" we're all over this.
by Macs B
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Paylean Labels
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Paylean Labels

Just a quick question, my daughter picked up a bucket of Paylean pre mix at our local Wilco. the bucket has a Blue Paylean Label and is marked Paylean 900. All of our other buckets of Payelean have been labeled with green labels and were simply marked paylean. Have we gotten ahold of an old bucket o...
by Macs B
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Half and half oats?
Replies: 9
Views: 5480

Re: Half and half oats?

Once our show pigs reach 150 pounds we transition them onto a rolled oat supplement to their feed ration, so "in addition to" would be an accurate description. I like the digestive effect of feeding oats through 250 pounds and I think it helps to stimulate their appetite and keep them full when adju...
by Macs B
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Trying out Moorman's Showtec feeds
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

Trying out Moorman's Showtec feeds

We decided to try out a August Fair Barrow on the Moorman Showtec line of feeds. I've not been able ot find nearly as much information on feeding strategies and plans as I am used to with HSC and other brands. Does anyone have a good site for info on feeding Showtec or any good plans that have worke...
by Macs B
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: IN THE SHOW RING
Topic: Big shows in Washington state
Replies: 1
Views: 3691

Re: Big shows in Washington state

We have the winter season of shows and expos, Moses Lake and the North Central WA Expo, Puyallp and the Wa State Spring fair, Spokane and the Eastern WA Livestock Expo, then in the early summer Toppendish, Evergreen State Fair, Puget Sound Fair, and The WA State Fair in the fall. Not much for Jackpo...
by Macs B
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Will Purina be changing its feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 3284

Re: Will Purina be changing its feed?

KGB do you foresee any changes to feeding regimens and programs with the new non medicated Purina HSC?
by Macs B
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Inexpensive way to add fat to feed.
Replies: 7
Views: 7015

Re: Inexpensive way to add fat to feed.

I have also had great results with Heavy Weight supplement. In order to stretch it and reduce some costs for FFA kids I mix break it down with a 1/3 mix of bulk pancake flour. It brings my price per pound for the supplement down from 1.53 to 1.19. It accounts for a savings of just over 35.00 on the ...
by Macs B
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: 42 Days and Need Some Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

Re: 42 Days and Need Some Cover

Thank you sir, quick clarification , not rolled oats but whole oats. Not sure if that will matter too much but we've always used oats when holding and they do not seem to digest or retain them.

I will certainly give this a try.
by Macs B
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: 42 Days and Need Some Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

Re: 42 Days and Need Some Cover

After a full week we weighed to check progress. The above diet brought us a little closer to 2.5 PPD, and a total gain of 17.3 pounds. Now looking at 248 of 290 pounds with 35 days remaining, 1.2 PPD estimated. Muscled sustainment is good, no measureable loss of form or shape. Cover is starting to f...
by Macs B
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Ohio Showrng Success Seminar
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Ohio Showrng Success Seminar

Any chance of posting the info you'll cover for those of us from out of state?
by Macs B
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: 42 Days and Need Some Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

42 Days and Need Some Cover

Please wade in... I adapted this diet from the Purina public sources. One of this years crop is 42 days out from the WA State Fair. Typical bulging muscle pedigree and its a challenge to get the muscle to stop and the cover to start. Will plan on Paylean in the last 21 if needed to bring out the pop...
by Macs B
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Protein versus Lysine
Replies: 2
Views: 2847

Protein versus Lysine

What is the best ratio of lysine to protein in a show pig feed? I know the subtle changes in Lysine content in HSC feeds isn't accidental. With 18% protein lysine is 1.1% but with 30% protein the lysine is 2.8%. Obviously the formula is changing based on the protein content. Is there a basic formula...
by Macs B
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Holding Young Pigs
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Re: Holding Young Pigs

Worked like a champ, weighed the pigs and they all came in at a pound or two under. Thanks for the help.
by Macs B
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Very Hard & tight muscled cross
Replies: 12
Views: 7441

Re: Very Hard & tight muscled cross

Tornado, when you say the pig is eating a 1/2 pound of fat, what are you feeding?