Weight gain

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Weight gain

Post by maribethrice » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:27 am

Need help gaining weight. I need my barrow to gain 2.6lbs a day for the last 20 days to be at a decent weight for show. I’ve been feeding him 4lbs of the 611 scud missle and 4lbs of the 819 buy Purina. He doesn’t always clean the feeder up but he does pretty good. He also gets 8oz of heavyweight mixed with 4.5g paylean. Any tips on making him eat more/ gain more

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Re: Weight gain

Post by kgb » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:33 am

It’s not necessarily how much he eats, it’s what he does with it. 8 1/2 lb of daily feed is a huge amount of feed.

With Heavy Weight and Paylean (by the way you need to be at 9 grams/ton to get maximum growth benefits) he should be doing at least 2.6 lb/day.

You didn’t mention what he weighed. Have you weighed him and know what he is gaining?
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