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1 Puget Sound Junior Livestock Show and Sale Mt. Baker FFA
2 When? Where? June 5-7, 2014(Thursday-Saturday) Miss 1 day of school (Friday) and probably Thursday.Skagit County FairgroundsHaul to FFA barn on June 4 or priorStudents may stay there with adult8:00 am Friday and 8:30 am SaturdayShow pig in Type and Fitting and ShowingClinic on fitting and showing in April
3 Raising Pigs Info Can be kept at barn with barn agreement Student pays $250 to Mt. Baker FFA on tag date. Remainder balanced at the end.Student must sign a barn contract!!Can be kept at homeNeed constant water supplyHeat lamp and straw until MarchMr. Rightmire will weigh 1 time for students never showing before, student weighs at least twiceMust be kept dry and cleanShelter from wind and rainPlan on investing up to $500 in feed, hog, etc.Free choice feed until 220 pounds – that means all it will eat!!!!Worming and dusting pigPigs will have all vaccinationsMust feed a quality balanced rationSicknesses must be reported promptly and with a rectal temperatureKeep a notebook with all info in it, record book, and calendar.
4 Feeding a pig 18-19% protein (Crude Protein) Elenbaas Excel 18 or Laurel Farm Supply Feed13 bags of feed usually (650 lbs) - $18 +/- a bag1.0% minimum lysine contentFree choice feed until 230 pounds – starts at 4 lbs/day. Gradual increase to almost lbs per dayCalculating gain per dayMonitoring weight is importantKeep fresh feed, no moldconsider a self feeder if you will be doing this for a while
5 Pig Draw Based on activity points Expensive hogs vs. cheaper hogs Date –Location: FFA barnIf not taken that day, $1.50 per day for feed. Or provide feed2 pigs are better than 1
6 Sponsorship Basics Necessary for a student to make money Needs to be done early (April/early May)Money stays with the student who received itSell hog (corporate sponsor) = $400/pig or whatever you want to charge (it is your pig)Additional sponsors = $150+All animals sell no matter what. If you make or lose money, that is up to YOU!!!Mr. Rightmire bids on animal, Keizer hauls pig to butcherTotal money divided by weight = Price per poundThis is an artificial auction in most cases.
7 Sponsorship $2.00 per pound Buyer turns hog $2.00 – Floor Price Floor is $.65/poundSponsors pay $.1.35/poundAnimal goes to market for the $.65+ per poundBuyer takes hogBuyer pays $400 ($1.60/lb)Keizer hauls and butchers
8 Swine Evaluation Traits for weaner pigs MuscleLeannessStructural CorrectnessBalanceGrowth PotentialVolume
9 Muscle: Loin Ham Wider standing Ideally you want a groove down the top and a dimple before the tail head.Wider standing
11 Leanness Over loin edge Jowl Observe shoulder blade movement when walkingAt the lower third of the ham.Toughest to evaluate and predict at weaningPicture of pig is lean, but very shallow body, no rib shape
12 Structural Correctness Length/width of bodyWidth of eyes tells a lot about the future look of the pig.Taller/bigger isn’t better.Levelness of topSoundness of feet and legs – hocks and knees
13 Balance Design Proportion Completeness Ex. Pietrians are a breed that are not extremely well balanced as they may be overly muscled. Usually indicated by unusual black spotting
14 Tail setHigher on ham is more desirable, as close to being part of the back as possible.Pretty good indication of muscle and structure!!Lower tail set (down ham) – not desirable
15 Other important considerations Rib shape is more important nowDepth of body, not a lot of space between belly and ground.Don’t base it on size (differs due to age, etc).