Powerfill while trying to get fat cover?

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Powerfill while trying to get fat cover?

Post by cracklethepiglet » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:30 pm

I just switched to feeding my pig powerfill as a complete feed for the next 13 days until weigh-in on July 1. I am trying to hold her because our max weight is 280 and she is 255. She has also been losing freshness so that’s another reason I’m using powerfill. However, I also need her to get a fat cover. I have been supplementing for a fat cover with heavy weight for about the past month or so but she still needs more of a fat cover. So I’m asking: with powerfill (which is high protein) can I still get a fat cover? She is also heavy muscled so I don’t want her getting more muscly but I want to use powerfill to hold her... Any thoughts?
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Re: Powerfill while trying to get fat cover?

Post by Pac » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:23 am

I'm not sure you need to be holding that hard. You get 1.92 ADG until your show, not count transportation loss.

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Re: Powerfill while trying to get fat cover?

Post by cracklethepiglet » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:48 pm

Ok, thank you for the reply. Her base feed is not providing enough lysine for her because she would only get the 25g if I fed her about 7 lb. of it per day, which is too much feed for her weight and ADG. I’m also trying to make room in her diet for the weight gain from a fat supplement, since I want to increase it. She’s also on 2lb of ultra full and 1lb of depth charge per day. Would you recommend combining powerfill and her feed?
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Re: Powerfill while trying to get fat cover?

Post by kgb » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm

You cannot merely look at protein %. Powerfill is also 12% fat. Powerfill when fed by itself is designed to maintain fat cover NOT put more on. ( 280 - 255) / 13 days = 1.92 lb/day.

To do less than that, and put on fat cover feed:
(Total daily feed; divide into 2 equal meals):
High Octane Powerfill. 2 lb
High Octane Ultra Full. 2 lb
High Octane Depth Charge. 1 lb
High Octane Heavy Weight 16 oz

* Ideally start Heavy Weight at 4 oz per day. Increase by 4 oz about every 3 days until you are feeding 16 oz per day.

Mix everything but the Heavy Weight together first. Then mix the Heavy Weight with enough water to make a milk shake like consistency and add to the dry feed.
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Re: Powerfill while trying to get fat cover?

Post by cracklethepiglet » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:23 pm

Thank you so much kgb! I really appreciate your help :)
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