What to use to get pig to eat more...

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What to use to get pig to eat more...

Post by Mangan02 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:23 pm

We weighed our pigs on 12/29/2018. Zoey weighed 145 and Rose weighed 180. This is 79 days before we enter the fair. We enter on March 19th.

I put Zoey on Mooreman’s Eatmoor to increase her intake and added rolled oats to Roses feed to slow her down some.

We feed Lindner 685. After feeding Zoey the Eatmoor for 16 days now she has not increased her intake at all.

I am new to the supplements this year. Anyone recommend anything?

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Post by gobigorgohome » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:03 pm

How many pounds of feed are each eating per day? Are they on a self feeder or are you hand feeding? How much are they gaining per day? You need to weigh weekly or every other week, same time of day, and calculate how much they are gaining per day. We need more info to give you the best advice.

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Post by Mangan02 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:33 pm

Rose is eating 2.75 lbs Lindner 685 and 1.5 lbs rolled oats twice a day. (I am not worried about her, she is gaining good.)
Zoey is getting 3 lbs Lindner 685 and 2 oz Moorman's Eatmoor twice a day but she is only eating about 3/4 of it.

They are hand fed.

I am having them weighed again this week and getting it on a schedule.

From when we got Zoey on November 1st to December 29th she gained 100 lbs. So she was gaining about 1.7 lbs per day.

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Post by kgb » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:18 pm

Add High Octane Alleviate at 8 oz per day.
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Re: What to use to get pig to eat more...

Post by dolfan31 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:40 am

True north products do wonders for appetite. We feed all our pigs TrueGlo CR for overall health and appetite

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