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by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Umbilical hernia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Re: Umbilical hernia?

I think wrapping or duct taping only works with newborns. At 4 months, it's not gonna correct itself. We have a local vet that does things free or super cheap for FFA projects. Call around to vets in your area and see if one may do the same.
by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: NEED HELP! Mycoplasma Arthritis...BEST TREATMENT PLAN??
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Re: NEED HELP! Mycoplasma Arthritis...BEST TREATMENT PLAN??

Contact your vet and find out what he/she recommends - then relay that to the ag teacher and start treatment on your own. Explain to the ag teacher that with only a month to go you want to make sure to treat it heavy one time and be done so your daughter can show.
by gobigorgohome
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

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

Here is the video. Please let me know if anyone has issues. https://1drv.ms/v/s!ArqZ-Fb9YQ8bhXOI1JatY3EtHtRW I had trouble watching the video in the one drive app. You can choose to download the video and view it that way if your device has trouble playing it. Thanks mjw1980 for posting for me!!
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Need help posting a video
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Need help posting a video

Can someone explain how to post a video off my iPhone to this site or can I send it to someone for them to post for me??
Thanks!!
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: what does reach and go mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: what does reach and go mean?

I would guess that he is short strided, choppy walking? Needs to loosen up.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Videos added! Gilt walking bow legged, toeing in on rear
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

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

My daughter has a really nice gilt weighing 185lbs. that recently started walking, what I'd describe as bow legged. She is heavy boned, huge hipped. From the rear her feet land inward when she walks. I don't think she is short strided on the move, but looks "funky" for lack of a better word when vie...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Natural Ways To Calm Show Pig
Replies: 4
Views: 5783

Re: Natural Ways To Calm Show Pig

Whatever you use, try it before the show. One year the breeder we bought pigs from gave us something to help our hog not tire out in the ring. From the time my son entered the ring to the time he left, his hog ran around the ring like a lunatic, rolled around in the shavings and squealed the entire ...
by gobigorgohome
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Sunglo Grower vs 18-G Meal
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Re: Sunglo Grower vs 18-G Meal

I've fed the Sunglo Grower and finisher the last two years. We had first in class the first year and Grand market hog last year. I've never tried the G line due to price - to be honest. I will be feeding it again this year.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: How to keep a pig looking fresh while holding?
Replies: 2
Views: 1934

Re: How to keep a pig looking fresh while holding?

Talk to KGB about Powerfill.
by gobigorgohome
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: 2 pigs only 1 can show
Replies: 9
Views: 3729

Re: 2 pigs only 1 can show

The bag should have recommended feeding. I would start at 1/2 lb. per feeding for 2-3 feeding and then increase to 1 lb. per feeding. You are right - you don't have much time, but any improvement is better than none! If I remember, you are holding one anyway - he/she will appreciate the extra filler...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: 2 pigs only 1 can show
Replies: 9
Views: 3729

Re: 2 pigs only 1 can show

I still like LJ's depth and width thru the middle, but his walking still bothers me. He breaks at the loin when he walks. You need to get some more guts on Sadie - feed depth charge or moorbody to get her middle to expand and her belly to drop some. Good luck!
by gobigorgohome
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: 2 pigs only 1 can show
Replies: 9
Views: 3729

Re: 2 pigs only 1 can show

Just my opinion - for what it's worth...... Initially I liked LJ better; more depth of body, but in watching her walk from the side - she walks a little funky - her back dips. May be due to her big hip and booty. Sadie - I like her length of body, but she needs more depth and softening. Both could u...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: 58 days out... need 2 lbs a day average. PLEASE help frustrated dad.
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: 58 days out... need 2 lbs a day average. PLEASE help frustrated dad.

Sounds like you are on the right path. I second the Hvy. weight - had good results with it in the past getting 2.5 lbs a day gain. Good luck.
by gobigorgohome
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Showmanship question
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

Re: Showmanship question

This can be so confusing for the kids - every judge wants something different. This year at our show the judge wanted the kids to use their hands to tap or move the pigs, when previous years' judges said "hands off". The judge this year also told the kids to back off their hogs more - he didn't want...
by gobigorgohome
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Hi Point Genetics - Dissapointing
Replies: 5
Views: 6942

Re: Hi Point Genetics - Dissapointing

This is my pet peeve!! Yes, I know breeders are busy, sell a lot of animals, etc. But don't offer to do something and then blow the buyer off. My daughter's first year showing goats, the breeder told us he would come by and check on them part way thru, and his wife used to show goats and would be mo...