Weight gain and belly

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wufpkgrl
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Weight gain and belly

Post by wufpkgrl » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:47 pm

I am looking for something that will help blow my gilts belly out and still gain weight. We are about 54 days from show and there is no weight limit. They are about 220 lbs and getting hand fed 5 lbs each twice a day, more if they clean it up. They are fed separately.

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Re: Weight gain and belly

Post by Csm2015 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:22 am

I have had good luck with Moore body from moor mans it gives a little weight gain also had luck with depth charge if they eat pelleted feed I usually do beet pulp and moore body mix from an earlier stage and wetting the feed also

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Re: Weight gain and belly

Post by Pac » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:37 am

I would add Purina Ultra Full and Depth Charge. Start small and work up.

Also, I would feed them as much as they will eat. As a rule of thumb we feed at least 6lbs after they reach 150lbs. This will also help with fill. I'm not sure how your fat condition looks, but I would also add that (we like the Moorman's Alliance 3-D oil).

I re-read and am not sure if you mean you feed 10lbs a day or 5lbs total.

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Re: Weight gain and belly

Post by wufpkgrl » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:06 am

They are getting 10-12 lbs a day. Fat cover is good on one and the other could use some more. They are getting 17 % protein fed.

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