Need muscle on my gilt

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Need muscle on my gilt

Post by bwest005 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:41 pm

I have a gilt currently weighing 145 and it has no muscle tone at all. We have state shows Feb 19th-22nd,2020 and needs to be at least 215 to meet weight. Any advice on getting good muscle tone and having this crossbred gilt to meet weight. I'm currently feeding showtech 18 high fat.

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by Pac » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 am

You might want to consider paylean and/or the final burst feed from Moormans.

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by bwest005 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:30 pm

How much paylean per feeding would you suggest. She's eating 3 1/2 pounds in the morning and evening of the high fat 18 showtech.

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by Pac » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:21 pm

I personally have seen really good results from the 4.5g/per ton ration. It gets a muscle pop and weight gain with less risk of the attitude problems.

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by bwest005 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:25 pm

Ok so that's.18ounces per feeding. My kids ffa teacher told me to start with 1/2cup of paylean per feeding x 5 days hold for 5 days and drop down to 1/4cup for 5 days hold for 5 days and then increase to 3/4 for 5 days. Do you think that's to much. I'm scared a little bit on giving so much and she free up on me.

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by Pac » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:53 am

How much in weight is your cup? Which product are you using?

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by bwest005 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:38 pm

It's an 8oz cup that comes with the showtech feed. I'm feeding hi fat 18% showtech feed.

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by Pac » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 am

Are you using the Morrmans Lean Maximizer paylean?

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by bwest005 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:15 pm

I will be using starting Saturday. I'm worming her right now for 3 days.

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Re: Need muscle on my gilt

Post by Pac » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:36 pm

So Moorman's lean maximizer work's like this:

4.5g/ton = 2 ounces per day (1oz per feeeding)
9g/ton = 4 ounces per day (2oz per feeding)

using the cup method suggested would be way over feeding. Legally you need to be feeding at least 5 lbs of 16% or higher base feed. Good Luck!

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