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by gobigorgohome
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Looking for 909
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Looking for 909

My feed store can't get 909 until later part of next week - I will be out before then. Anyone in south central Texas, San Antonio or Katy area have it in stock?
by gobigorgohome
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Gilt quit eating
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Gilt quit eating

She was in heat. After a day completely off feed, she slowly began eating again. She also had discharge from her vulva and began riding our other gilt, who also came into heat :(
by gobigorgohome
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Purina® Hot Spot
Topic: Question about 909 and Fitter 52
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Question about 909 and Fitter 52

My daughter has two gilts- our show is in 22 days. One we need to push, would like to get as close to 50 lbs on her as we can. She is getting 6 lbs 909 and 16oz heavy weight and a scoop of paylean 900 per day, divided into two feedings. The 2nd gilt is good on weight, but she was getting a little ti...
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Gilt quit eating
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Gilt quit eating

My daughter has a 235 lb gilt that has been eating 5 1/2 lbs of Purina 809bper day. Saturday nite she licked her trough clean. Sunday morning she came to feed, but ate very little. Sunday evening she didn't even get up to eat. I forced her to get up and she went for water and peed but then laid back...
by gobigorgohome
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Adding sure champ to self feeder
Replies: 0
Views: 698

Adding sure champ to self feeder

Just got a new set of show pigs and we usually put them on a self feeder for the first month. Does anyone know the ratio for adding sure champ to a 50lb bag of feed? Is it easier to add in smaller amounts? In the past I waited to add surechamp when we start hand feeding, but wanted to start earlier ...
by gobigorgohome
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: S'more fill
Replies: 1
Views: 2120

Re: S'more fill

I didn't compare the labels, but smorefill I know has mini marshmallows in it and I believe is just to help expand the middle. Lindners 698 or Slop iscan be fed as a complete feed. I had trouble getting our pigs to eat consistently this year and had tried almost every thing. They wouldn't eat the sm...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Moorman's, Purina, or Sunglo?????
Replies: 18
Views: 13229

Re: Moorman's, Purina, or Sunglo?????

It depends what the pig looks like. The higher the protein the more muscle he will develop. Does he need more muscling, or does he need to soften up and add cover/finish? Usually at this stage we switch to 16% as they tend to gain better as they eat more and start putting on cover/finish to soften u...
by gobigorgohome
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: need cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: need cover

Purina High Octane Heavy Weight
by gobigorgohome
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Weight gain HELP PLEASE
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

Re: Weight gain HELP PLEASE

About 50-50. First couple of feedings I added more slop to get them eating and each feeding or every other, added more 16% feed as they were increasing consumption. The slop is supposed to to help with rib shape as well.
by gobigorgohome
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Weight gain HELP PLEASE
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

Re: Weight gain HELP PLEASE

Had gain issues this year with both of my daughter's gilts. Was feeding Sunglo 16% and Vitaferm and added paylean a month prior to the show. I tried Heavy Weight, Showts, S'more fill, Vita charge boost, Dyne, cake mix, syrup, jello, B12 injection. The Vita charge boost helped a little for the 5 days...
by gobigorgohome
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Big Pigs - How do we slow them down?
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Big Pigs - How do we slow them down?

We had good luck last year with Powefill. We held one for a little over a month and she still won our show. You have a looooong time to go however. KGB can probably help you more.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: easy going show pig?
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

Re: easy going show pig?

Sullivans makes a show pig paste - but I've never tried it. Melatonin - over the counter for people, buy it at walmart. All natural. Have used it on a heifer before and it worked. You need to start several days or a week before the show. Dose it like you would for a person - may want to double up as...
by gobigorgohome
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Revive VS Keep N On
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Re: Revive VS Keep N On

I could never get our pigs to drink the Keep n On. It's also red so not real good on white pigs.
by gobigorgohome
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Cold Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Cold Weather

Are heat lamps necessary below freezing?
by gobigorgohome
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Electrolyte supplement
Replies: 12
Views: 4168

Re: Electrolyte supplement

HogDoc wrote:Its just one ounce per gallon of drinking water or two ounces per gallon of slop water
The directions say to use up to 3 days before show/ transport. Can it be used longer to improve appetite or does it start to lose effectiveness after several days?