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by gobigorgohome
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Using depth charge while pushing
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Using depth charge while pushing

I have a barrow that I need to gain 2 lbs / day for next 32 days. He has been doing this already on 16% feed and heavy weight. I would like to add depth charge now to give him more rib shape but don't want to reduce his gain. What is the best plan to accomplish this? Also, I am giving him 8 oz of he...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Sure Champ
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

Re: Sure Champ

We have fed it for years to our show steers and heifers. Keeps them on feed, increases their appetite and with helps to grow a healthy hair coat. Feeding it this year to pigs - have had issues with congestion and on and off again with eating - so hard to judge the effectiveness. Barrows seem to stil...
by gobigorgohome
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Help with feed
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: Help with feed

I have a light barrow that we were worried about weight. We added Heavy Weight about 6 wks. ago and he has been gaining between 2 and 2.6 lbs/day. I am sold on that stuff for putting the weight on. We switched off the 20% to 18 pretty quick and are now on 16%. We got him at the end of October and he...
by gobigorgohome
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Barrow congested, sluggish with decreased appetite - treated with Draxxin
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

Barrow congested, sluggish with decreased appetite - treated with Draxxin

I have a barrow that has been congested for several weeks. Two weeks ago my vet gave him Draxxin, Dex. , and B12. His congestion improved as did his appetite and energy level. His congestion never completely cleared up. This past Sunday I noticed his congestion had gotten worse, his appetite has aga...
by gobigorgohome
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Hogdoc or Dr. Amy - Barrow off feed during cold weather
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Hogdoc or Dr. Amy - Barrow off feed during cold weather

Our lighter barrow, which we are having to push is acting sick this morning. We are in South Central, Tx, and had a cold snap - down in mid to low 30s last night and Saturday night after warm and humid conditions. This morning he did not want to come out of the shed to eat. He finally did, and went ...
by gobigorgohome
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Surechamp feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: Surechamp feedback

I'm a big believer especially with show cattle. Never had a problem with a calf going off feed even during the hot Texas summer. Hair is great and they have an overall healthy appearance. Feeding this year for first time to pigs. I have a young barrow that I am needing to push. Feeding him Sure cham...
by gobigorgohome
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: How much to feed new show pig
Replies: 5
Views: 5498

Re: How much to feed new show pig

Thanks KGB - my main concern was pushing him too hard when under 100 lbs.
by gobigorgohome
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: How much to feed new show pig
Replies: 5
Views: 5498

Re: How much to feed new show pig

Thanks - that helps!
by gobigorgohome
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: How much to feed new show pig
Replies: 5
Views: 5498

Re: How much to feed new show pig

Thanks - that helps!
by gobigorgohome
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: How much to feed new show pig
Replies: 5
Views: 5498

How much to feed new show pig

Recently purchased our show pig. We are hand feeding everyday and he is eating 1 lb in morning and 1 lb in evening. Weighing about 40 lbs.. We are new with pigs. I know with show steers they should be eating 3% of their body weight a day in feed. Is there such a formula or percentage for show pigs? ...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Anyone in Texas feed Full O Pep show feed?
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Anyone in Texas feed Full O Pep show feed?

My local feed store is pushing Full O Pep show feeds. We fed it a couple of years ago to show goats, and I was not impressed. We are showing hogs this year. Anyone had any luck with the show pig line?
by gobigorgohome
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Looking for show pigs in Central Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Looking for show pigs in Central Texas

Looking for a show pig breeder; no specific breed- in Central Texas that has competitive hogs that won't break the bank. Need something for our local show only. No majors. Any suggestions??
by gobigorgohome
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Show feed other than Purina in South Central Texas?
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Show feed other than Purina in South Central Texas?

My daughter will be showing a pig this year. Haven't shown pigs in several years, had moved to steers and heifers. Looking for a good show pig feed other than Purina that is available in South Central Texas. Nothing against Purina, just don't like the person that carries it in our area :oops: