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by Pac
Thu May 11, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: 4 Months out
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: 4 Months out

EMC has a good plan. I've always read that a pig at 6 months should be 260-280 if nutritional requirements are met. I've always had great success with the Vita Charge and Sure Champ products sparking appetite. I've been getting similar results to using fat supplements from some of the high fat 16% a...
by Pac
Thu May 11, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Late July fair
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: Late July fair

I assumed about 75 days to your weigh in which gives you about 1.46lbs per day gain. This will be tight. You need to get an idea of what you are gaining on your current feed program now to determine where you need to make adjustments. You should separate your pigs now if they are not already. If tha...
by Pac
Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Dry scaly skin
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Re: Dry scaly skin

I love Weaver's Swine Conditioner and Shine. It's the pink colored spray bottle, not the aerosol. It works incredibly and coats evenly. I actually think I use less because it works so well. I've tried a bunch of different things before settling on this.
by Pac
Tue May 09, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Holding weight gain - 70 days to show
Replies: 3
Views: 5211

Re: Holding weight gain - 70 days to show

In all honesty holding is never cheap. Powerfill from Purina is the best holding ration on the market. Moorman's makes a product called Time Out that is also good. Both are expensive, but if you are serious about keeping what you have in terms of conformation the investment is worth it. 1.5lbs ADG i...
by Pac
Mon May 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: adding cover
Replies: 6
Views: 4530

Re: adding cover

Another thing to consider is that it sounds like you have a gilt...in general gilts put fat on much later than barrows.

Also, as KGB will probably point out, fat cover from a supplement is not noticeable until 30-40 days of product use.
by Pac
Thu May 04, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Silver Lining @ PBG
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Silver Lining @ PBG

Good Morning!

I know he is a new boar, but is anyone using Silver Lining at PBG? Anything on the ground yet? Has anyone seen him in person?

Thanks!
by Pac
Thu May 04, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Holding
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Re: Holding

MJW is spot on. You want to try and do your holding in the middle after 150 pounds. Couple of things to keep in mind: 1. Powerfill can be used with regular feed as a supplement to help hold. Only in extreme cases of holding would you need to use it exclusively. 2. Powerfill is high in Lysine and hel...
by Pac
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: PICKY eater and STUBBORN to walk
Replies: 4
Views: 5535

Re: PICKY eater and STUBBORN to walk

Pigs like consistency. If you are constantly changing or adding different things to feed it's going to be harder to get them going on anything. If you are using paylean it takes about 7 days to start "working". Once it's going there is generally an increase in consumption and rate of gain. Make sure...
by Pac
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Showmanship question
Replies: 2
Views: 3511

Re: Showmanship question

I think there is a bit of difference in the type of shows you are at...county and state shows are generally more traditional. All of the pigs are at market weight and shouldn't need much encouragement if raised and trained correctly. I think you might see more acceptance of "on hand/brush" technique...
by Pac
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: walking my pig
Replies: 20
Views: 38874

Re: walking my pig

Patience and persistence is the key to training a pig. It's not unusual to have a pig that won't want to leave the pen. It's their safe space. Keep using the board and eventually he should know that when you come in it's time to go out. You may need to remove your pig a couple times a day. Another t...
by Pac
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pig feed
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

Re: Pig feed

Feeding can be complex and It sounds like you might have it a little backwards. Energy (fat usually) doesn't add muscle per say, muscle comes from protein. Energy will help with growth overall and condition (the fat covering the muscle). It's possible that you could feed a 19% ration the entire time...
by Pac
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: BOARS
Topic: York to throw replacement gilts
Replies: 1
Views: 1674

Re: York to throw replacement gilts

I would check out Final Drive Genetics...they are York experts and breed them the way you describe. Check out Front & Center at Crossroads Genetics. That boar was the grand champ at the Southwest Type Conference this year. Really good looking boar and reasonably priced for the quality. Some Instagra...
by Pac
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: BOARS
Topic: Man Crush on All In gilt?
Replies: 5
Views: 4340

Re: Man Crush on All In gilt?

I have a friend that used Man Crush on a hamp belted Blue Empire (WD) sow. His attractive front end came through very nicely, but there was absolutely no bone passed on. Every pig in the litter was under boned. She had 11, 5 all black boars, 1 all black gilt, and then 4 black and white gilts. 7 made...
by Pac
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Pasterns
Replies: 4
Views: 4552

Re: Pasterns

I realize this is an old thread...is the BoSe injection a 1 time injectection? Thanks!
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