young gilt

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ddwil
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young gilt

Post by ddwil » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:15 am

I have a gilt that is just now 6 months old and I haven't seen a heat cycle from her yet I don't believe and I am wanting to breed her sometime in October. I am new to this and want to know if I am supposed to give her PG 600 or Matrix to bring her into standing heat. Just wanting to know the correct process

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Re: young gilt

Post by buckibri » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:41 pm

No panic yet. 6 mos is still young.

If you want to help start her cycle induce some stress. Mix with another gilt, put in trailer and haul her around for an hour.

ExPose her to a teaser boar for 10-15 minutes a day.

I don’t think there is any pg600 available and has not been for over a year. This may have changed recently, last time I checked was 5-6 weeks ago,

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