Need to increase appetite

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Need to increase appetite

Post by Showmom5 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:02 pm

We kids have 4 hogs that need to be a minimum of 230 by Aug 6th. We weighed in on June 21st and they all weighed in the 140's. We took them off free feed and started feeding 2 times a day; 3 lbs show rite team 18, 2 oz honor heavy weight, 4oz power fuel, and 8oz champion drive each feeding. The main problem is they only eat about half each feeding. They have fresh water, it's been a cooler summer, good shade, not sure why they seem to have a lite appetite. We will re-weigh this friday. I'm worried we will not we able to put the needed weight on. We are down to 30 days. we have also tried Golden Glo, adding water to their feed, nothing seems to make them want to eat more than a quarter to a half if we're lucky. Any advice would be welcome. We've never had hogs that were not excited to eat.

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Re: Need to increase appetite

Post by kgb » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:26 am

Make sure the water is clean, fresh, cool and all they want all the time.

And try High Octane Alleviate at 8 oz per day. Or the new Honor Show Chow Showpig feeds (719, 819 and 919) also contain Alleviate. Usually pigs (and lambs, goats, and cattle) eat better in a couple days and much better in 7 days.
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Re: Need to increase appetite

Post by Showmom5 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:47 pm

Thank you. Which of those feeds would be better to try?

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Re: Need to increase appetite

Post by kgb » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:49 pm

819
Dr. Kevin Burgoon
Purina® Honor® Show Chow® Nutritionist
http://www.PurinaMills.com/Show-Feed
http://www.facebook.com/HonorShowChow
http://www.twitter.com/HonorShowChow

If you have the power to do good for someone...use it. Proverbs 3:27

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