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by gobigorgohome
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Weight gain HELP PLEASE
Replies: 7
Views: 3360

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: 3360

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: 1322

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: 3267

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: 2170

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: 1154

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: 4643

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?
by gobigorgohome
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Zactran for ear infection
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: Zactran for ear infection

Thanks Hogdoc. We did add some dex and she is feeling much better. Giving dex for 5 days.
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Zactran for ear infection
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Zactran for ear infection

My vet treated our show pig with zactran when I told him she was tilting her head and had a snotty nose. Her snotty nose cleared up but she is still tilting her head on Day 2. Is zactran effective for the ear? Do I need to try something else? Is 2 days too early to expect improvement?
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: When is too late to switch feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: When is too late to switch feed?

Thanks. I have fed Sure champ in the past but didn't this year for some unknown reason. Won't make that mistake again!! Wonder if it's too late to start the sure champ and get results??
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: When is too late to switch feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

When is too late to switch feed?

My daughter has 2 gilts for our local market show in 21 days. Right now they weigh 210 with minimum weight of 220 and max 270. They could both easily go to the high side with their frame size. Our problem is we can't get them to eat more than 5 lbs feed per day. We are feeding Sunglo 16% finisher. H...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Supplement to give full look
Replies: 6
Views: 4035

Re: Supplement to give full look

I've never had much luck getting pigs to drink Keep N On. Plus the red color doesn't work so well for white pigs!! I even tried pouring it over bread to get them to eat it.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: show whips
Replies: 15
Views: 14642

Re: show whips

Anyone try the Heads Up Whip? Trying to decide if it's worth the money.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear

If it was me I would have her on something like a 12% sow feed. As basic of a feed as you can find. I agree that any judge worth anything will see it immediately. I have had some luck basically stopping muscle growth and letting their skeleton continue to grow. It won't make it go away totally but ...
by gobigorgohome
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear

She will be shown in a market show at our small local show - about 45 hogs. Was planning on using paylean at the end - Wonder if that will make it worse? I think she strides out well now, not choppy or tight.