Safe way to gain 3lbs a day

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Safe way to gain 3lbs a day

Post by Keenpig » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:00 am

I have a gilt that was the runt, but my youngest daughter had to have her so I’m trying to get her to weight for our county show, I need her to gain a minimum of 2.9 lbs a day. Is there a safe way to do this?
Currently feeding 1 1/2lbs 611, 1 1/2 685, 1/4 groats, 2 oz full figure, and 1/4lb champion drive all twice a day and she cleans it up.

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Re: Safe way to gain 3lbs a day

Post by bcbully » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:02 pm

She needs to eat about 9 lbs a day to get that ADG so you need to get more in her. If you can break it into 3 or 4 feedings per day that will help. Increase the full figure. Not sure what your definition of safe is but I would pulse paylean to her as well.
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Re: Safe way to gain 3lbs a day

Post by Keenpig » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:19 pm

Thank you, I don’t know if I can get her to eat that much but I gotta try, any suggestions on paylean?

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Re: Safe way to gain 3lbs a day

Post by bcbully » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Looks like you have access to Lindner and Purina. I have been happy with Purina's Paylean. I have never fed Lindner Paylean but I'm sure it's high quality. Make sure you get a fresh bucket. You may want to post in the Purina forum as well so Dr. Burgoon can give you expert advise.
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