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by gobigorgohome
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Rolls on pigs skin need help
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

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: 3339

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: 1538

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: 1872

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: 1127

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: 1021

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: 1055

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: 2073

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.
by gobigorgohome
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Unbalanced barrow - need advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: Unbalanced barrow - need advice

He just shifts from one foot to the other while eating and sits a lot.
by gobigorgohome
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Unbalanced barrow - need advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Unbalanced barrow - need advice

One of my daughter's barrows is very unbalance. He is very broad and muscular in his front shoulders and wide across his back, but he lacks power from behind. His butt is saggy looking. We have 30 days to our show - He weighs 188 and is eating 4.5 lbs 16% feed a day along with 1 lb. Champion drive. ...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Weight help please 14 days!
Replies: 8
Views: 3604

Re: Weight help please 14 days!

Do you mean January 5th?? You really need to weigh on a regular scale. Don't know how accurate the tapes are. You really need to know what she is gaining per day. What are you feeding her? What's the protein and fat content? Could she handle Paylean at the end? Please provide more info. so we can gi...
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: BEFORE THE SHOW RING
Topic: Need names
Replies: 5
Views: 5692

Re: Need names

My daughter has the "Little Pigs of LA" She has Tara - a gilt with a really big booty, Joe - her husband and Todd - another man from the show. If anyone watched "Little Women of LA" :lol:
by gobigorgohome
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Topic: Bolder rib and fore rib?
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: Bolder rib and fore rib?

What about Depth Charge from Purina - that is what I just started using - will it do the trick?
by gobigorgohome
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Previcoxx for pigs??
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

Previcoxx for pigs??

A friend"s vet recently gave him Previcoxx to treat a show pig with joint problems. This is a pig that will go to a small local show only - no majors. It is not labeled for animals intended for slaughter. Is this ethical? What effect does that have on the meat safety? I've used the drug successfully...
by gobigorgohome
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: HEALTH
Topic: Discomfort hind legs
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Discomfort hind legs

I've got a barrow; 160lbs. doing the same thing. I notice he sits on his butt a lot and shifts his weight on his back feet when eating. I have given him 3ml Lincomix two days altready, today will be the third. How many days do you recommend treating him and when should I expect to see an improvement?