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show pig feed program.

Postby swineguy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:53 am

I live in Northern Ca. And I need the extra edge for my show pigs. What is everyone feeding? Like the feed, additives, top dresses? What could I use to put that edge on my pigs? Please help.
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Postby Chorizo » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:45 am

What you should use depends on what your pig needs. Some need muscle, others need fat and others need to fill out. Some need to be pushed to make a certain weight while others need to be held back. What does your pig look like? How much does it weigh? When is your show?

As per Hampy's recommendation, I'm currently feeding Moorman's 16% feed plus Honor Powerfill plus steamed rolled oats (approximately a 1/1/1 ratio). I'm also adding soy oil to this mix. What was once a finicky eater with other feeds and supplements I've tried eats this up like crazy. I am now up to 7 lbs./day with a pig that wasn't even finishing 5 lbs. a day of the other stuff just a couple of weeks ago.
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Postby swineguy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:15 pm

I have an extremely heavy muscle barrow. He is so heavy muscle that it he walks a little stiff. He is very lean, so I need to put fat on him. He is about 120lbs, and show is the first week of may. I am feeding Associated Feeds, Show Pig 100. He is in a pen with another barrow about the same size. And they get about 13lbs of food per day.
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Postby hampy622 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:58 pm

What is the protein, lysine and fat on your feed. One thing you could do now to get that pig going in the direction you want is add some powerfill. This should help you until you get closer to 200lbs and then you can start to add the fat and lower the protein to get where you want.
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Postby swineguy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:46 pm

Crude Protein is 19.30
Lysine is 1.1
Fat is 5.2

You can use powerfill that early on a pig?
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Postby CHOPSTER » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:53 pm

when i have a pig like the one you described my first priority is to get them right on their feet and legs. the way i normally do this is to cut back on the protein so that their frame can catch up with their muscle volume. in some cases i even cut back on the amount of feed (maybe 3#s / day)and start adding oat groats. when i get them where i think they should be i slowly start increasing feed and adding powerfill.
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Postby Chorizo » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:01 pm

For a heavily muscled pig that needs more cover on it, you should go with a 16% protein feed such as Honor Show Pig 16 or Moormans Showtech 16.
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