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Need weight gain

Post by Normal Joe » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:52 am

Heavy muscled Guilt. Feeding 18% grind. 48 days till weigh in. 144lbs now, need to be at 220lbs. Gaining only 1.4 lbs the last 7 days weight checks. Which supplements to use to make sure to make weight. But would like to get into the 240lb range if possible for show. Thanks

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Re: Need weight gain

Post by kgb » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:38 am

To reach 220 lb the pig needs to average 1.58 lb/day and to reach 240 it need to average 2.0 lb/day.

Energy (calories) is responsible for growth and spewing up growth rate. Add High Octane Heavy Weight starting at 4 oz per day and about every 3-4 days increase by 4 oz until you are feeding 12 oz/day.

Mix Heavy Weight with enough water to make a milk shake like consistency and then add to the feed.

Some other things to consider:
1. Make sure you are feeding a well balanced feed
2. Deworm the pigs effectively about once per months (every 30 days)
3. Make sure the pigs are not sick (normal temperature should be about 102.5)
4. Cool the pigs during the hottest periods of the day
5. Paylean also dramatically speeds up growth rate, but make sure Paylean has NOT been banned at the show you are planning on attending
Dr. Kevin Burgoon
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Re: Need weight gain

Post by Shanek911 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:52 pm

Is paylean the answer for my kids?

Barrow weighs 112 today with 64 days until weigh in.
At 2 lbs a day that’s only 240 with the base goal of 27-290 max of 310.

I have never used paylean before …. I have read wait until 150lbs is it smart to start at 150 and use it 14 days on and 4-5 off .

Barrow is a stout framed wide chested flat back , will be a stud if weight gain is achieved.

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Re: Need weight gain

Post by kgb » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:52 pm

150 lb is the minimum legal weight. 14 on and 5 off.
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