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by gobigorgohome
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Need help on Putting weight on
Replies: 12
Views: 3013

Re: Need help on Putting weight on

Have you dewormed lately?
by gobigorgohome
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Blowing up or out a gilt?
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

Re: Blowing up or out a gilt?

I think what the judge is referring to is expanding her middle. Use something like Depth Charge, Moorbody, or TNT. I'm sure your feed brand has a similar product.
by gobigorgohome
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: calf calm or melatonin?
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

Re: calf calm or melatonin?

Whatever you decide to use - try it at home prior to the show to see how much you need to use and how the animal reacts to it. One year a breeder gave my son's hog something prior to being shown and the hog went crazy. Ran around the ring squealing the entire time. Couldn't even show it. Never again!!
by gobigorgohome
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Need some holding advice, Berk gilt
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: Need some holding advice, Berk gilt

We had to hold one for a while this year too. Held her using the Powerfill and Depth Charge successfully - won our local show. We weighed weekly - same day of the week and same time of the day. If she gained one pound a day or less, after a couple of weeks, I would add a little show feed for a week ...
by gobigorgohome
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Pig not eating much
Replies: 7
Views: 3753

Re: Pig not eating much

High Octane Heavy Weight will put weight on them and increase their appetite.
by gobigorgohome
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Moormans Supplements
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Re: Moormans Supplements

We also show cattle, and the best fat supplement we have found and used is Stabilized Rice Bran. You can buy it at Tractor Supply - They sell 25lb bags labeled for horses - by Max E Glo. It comes in pellets or meal and is about $30 a bag. Start by adding about 1/2 lb. per feeding and slowly increase...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Sullivan's Keep n on
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: Sullivan's Keep n on

Someone mentioned recently that you can put it on their feed dry and get the same results -- anyone have experience with this. We tried it once but our hogs did not care for the taste, aside from the fact that our white hogs had red "Kool Aid" faces!!
by gobigorgohome
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Rolls on pigs skin need help
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: Rolls on pigs skin need help

Are they like wrinkles on the loin area? If so, they are hereditary. Some people say fat can fill in between, but I've never seen it happen. Some judges will dock you for it but we once had a grand champion at our local show with em.
by gobigorgohome
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Needing to fill
Replies: 6
Views: 3821

Re: Needing to fill

Linders has a product called TNT - helps expand them in the middle. I fed TNT and depth charge together this year and really liked the results. The hogs inhaled the TNT!
by gobigorgohome
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Being more competitive
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

Re: Being more competitive

Unfortunately every judge is different and has different opinions on what they like. Some like them more muscled, some prefer more finish. We have always tried to buy two similar pigs to raise, but this year we opted to buy two completely different pigs. One was more square made and muscular, while ...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: moorbody/moorfat
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Re: moorbody/moorfat

I believe Moorbody is to help expand their middle to make them look fuller. Will not add cover. I have never used Moorman's - don't have access to it. But, I have had excellent results with High Octane Heavy weight. Hogs always love it!
by gobigorgohome
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: How quickly can you remove extra cover?
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

How quickly can you remove extra cover?

I have a barrow and a gilt weighing 245 and 260. Our show is in 10 days. They have been on paylean for one week along with 8 oz heavy weight per day, 16% feed and TNT. I feel they have too much cover and need to be trimmed up. If I just remove or reduce the Hvy Wt. now, will I see a difference in 10...
by gobigorgohome
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: feeding
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Re: feeding

I've had good luck with High Octane Heavy Weight.
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: NUTRITION
Topic: Weight on pigs
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Re: Weight on pigs

Have you deformed them lately? Purina Heavy weight definitely increases their appetite and puts weight on.
by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Unbalanced barrow - need advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2151

Re: Unbalanced barrow - need advice

We have two others that are doing well, and look good. Should we just throw in the towel on this one and start feeding for butcher, or keep plugging along since we are only 30 days out from the show? He seems to walk well, and enjoys getting out of the pen and walking.