Have a question on "SHAPE"

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Have a question on "SHAPE"

Post by douglasb5 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:01 am

The judge said my sons pig needed more shape in is flank what supplement should we feed to get the shape and what exactly is "shape" i am a newbie to the show swine world

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Re: Have a question on "SHAPE"

Post by kgb » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 am

Shape is normally used in conjunction with muscle. That is the pig’s top and ham. But mostly the top. I’ve not heard it used to describe the flank area.

You may have heard two different thoughts as the judge talked. If that were true then your pig needs both muscle shape and the flank area filled and dropped.

High Octane Ultra Full at 1 to 3 lb per day will help with flank.

High Octane Champion Drive at 1 lb per day will help will shape and NOT burn fat.

High Octane Fitter 35 (1 lb/day) will help with shape and burn fat slowly.

High Octane Fitter 52 (1 lb/day) will help with shape and burn fat aggressively.
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Re: Have a question on "SHAPE"

Post by douglasb5 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:41 pm

Thank you very much ok so I listen to the video and he said this barrow needs a little more shape in his flank and a little shot of Power to move up in his class thank you for the help and clarification

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Re: Have a question on "SHAPE"

Post by kgb » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:27 pm

Power is muscle. Never really heard shape in his flank before. But I believe he means a lower and fuller flank.
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Re: Have a question on "SHAPE"

Post by douglasb5 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:39 pm

Thank you very much

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