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Dirk Aaron December 1, 2012
Live and Die by the Percentages Champions are made at Home! Start out with a Good One Manage number of head on feed
Good Genetics + Good Nutrition + Work Ethic
Register able vs.... Look Birth Date vs..... Weight Composite vs... Terminal Manipulating vs... Feeding Fitting (What Not to Do?) Whos the Judge?
Family Goals Facilities Cost Show Dates Vs... Pigs Age Experience Breed Preferences Whos Judging
Muscle Leanness Size Balance Structure
Volume Balance Femininity Underline Lean Muscle
Appreciation Nutrition Health Selection Facilities Planning Showmanship Home Alone
Clean Fresh Water Proper Nutrition Control weight gain?? (This doesnt mean Hold!) Consistency is the key (Every Bags the Same!)
Many different brand of feeds Lindner Feed SunGlo Moormans Show Tec Purina Acco Showmaster Kent/Evergreen Find one you are comfortable with and stick with it !!!!!!
Arrival/Receiving Acclimation (3 wks.) Growing a.) ~ pounds b.) pounds Finishing a.) pounds b.) above #
Receive/Acclimation (3 wks.) –Getting on feed (~3# feed =1-1.5 ADG) Feeding same time every day (establish schedule) Comfortable environment Appropriate feed and transitioning –Get Healthy (including gut health…) –Penning Together at first BUT BEST individuals per pen Get tame Surface
–>20% protein % Lysine –Medicated with Mecadox-Banmith, CTC/Denegard or Linco (to aid in respiratory stress and disease control from hauling, mixing, and environmental change –Medicated with Linco/Safeguard for respiratory and joint health as well as deworming ***632: 20% protein; 1.3% Lysine; 4.6% fat Medication: Linco/Safeguard ***611: 23% protein; 1.42% Lysine; 7.1% Fat Medication: CTC *** Lindner Products
Growing &Training a.)~ pounds Train yourself to feed to a phenotype (Looks) Start Training to eat! Be realistic - Expect (3-4# consumption; 1.5-2# ADG) Be patient and strong 1) Just give enough to clean up by next feeding 2) Let pick through the day, but pull feed after 20 min at night 3) Pull feed after 20 min Start Training to Show – Get on the Field
–Add supplement (s) after 100 lbs. Slowly and For a Reason (ask yourself Y?) –When Changing Rations Increasing consumption Not as crucial on switching feeds –Start Weighing - Minimum Weekly Start at 100 lbs.
16-20% protein ~ % Lysine –Feeding time varies depending on phenotype of the pig Important: do not drop protein too quickly during crucial times of muscle and skeletal growth, But make sure you are aware what type of pig you have. (Extreme vs Plain)
20%- more muscle, shape, expression (usually comes with higher lysine levels) 18%- obviously intermediate, and typically can be used on a majority of pigs. Often mix 6832 (20%) and 685 (16%) to get this accomplished. 16%- use on a little harder pigs, or when definitely need to soften in shape, also during periods of rapid growth will help to not tighten up ( additional 16% and other 14% are available for ultra extreme pigs) ** Lindner examples
**611 or 613 Scud Missiles: –23% protein; 1.42% Lysine; 7.1% Fat 611 is Great to start, Great for the Final Push or any time for fat and mass. 613 contains Paylean at 9g/ton when fed 4 lbs./day. Unique products in the market **Slop 698: Additive or Complete feed. C an be used daily to prevent stomach health issues and finicky eaters and at the show to increase consumption while adding fill, rib and body. **Weight Watcher 696 unique holding ration, slow down gain without crashing! ** Lindner examples
Protein - Fat - Carbohydrates Supplements? Exercise ! Spend time with animal ! Understand growth ! (Age vs Fresh) Make a plan ! Call an Audible !!!!
Clean Water --- Magic Drug Good Complete Feed --- Elite Sources No Miracle Cures or Silver Bullet Know what the additive is for? Most feeds have all you need?
Carcass Contest Athletic Contest Beauty Contest 1 st Grand Supreme
Spend time with your pig every day ! Walk at least 3 times a week ! Keep warm in winter, cool in summer ! Good feed, clean water ! Number management !
Darrel Royal, Football Coach Get on the Field!!!!
Beauty Contest. Skin Care Hair Care Stale….vs.... Old Fresh….vs... Youthful Education
Pen Size? Bedding? Number Per Pen? Hand VS Self?
From Day one Walk Water Wash Weight Practice Arena Magic Drug Wash Rack Math!! Record!!
Poop Scoop Brush Shampoo Soap Training
Pigs should be wormed every 30 days ! Use only recommended medications ! Keep accurate records of medications and treatments ! Early detection is the key!!! (Moms)
Pigs need a dry place to sleep No mud holes! Clean water is a must! Control fly population
Prevention Worm every 30 days Topical wormer Injectable Oral paste In feed Worms are common Symptoms: diarrhea rough coat worms in feces coughing
Prevention/Cure Spray/Pour-on Spray barn with insecticide Lice/Mites/Mange Symptoms Scratching/Itching Weight loss Bedding!!!
Health Issues: Diseases Know Your Vet!!!!! Respiratory Infections Vaccinate Symptoms Coughing Wheezing Out of breath Off Feed Limping Prevention/Cure inject able Vaccines from local Veterinarian Antibiotics from your Veterinarian
Know routes of administering medication Always be aware of withdrawal times Use clean syringes and undamaged needles *Yes *NO
Tom Landry Great Man!!
Rope? Clippers? Blocks? Lube? Care?
Length vs Bald? Equipment? Snout? Speedo Guides #2 ----#00
#OA = 5/16 # 1 = 7/16 # 1A = 9/16
Stick to what works for you! Build Relationships! Dont go crazy on price$ Have fun!! Remember the ultimate goal!
Next Up Selection
Art ? Science ? Instinct ?
Show Goals: Breeding vs.... Market Register-able vs.... Look Birth Date vs..... Weight Composite vs... Terminal Manipulating vs... Feeding Fitting (What Not to Do?) Whos the Judge?
Selection Issues !!!!!!! Not Criteria Family Goals? Facilities? Cost ? Show Dates..Vs..Pigs Age? Experience? Breed Preferences? Whos Judging?
Upper Width Base Width Shoulder
Depth of Fore rib Depth of Flank Parallel Lines Balance Levelness
Can you read Shape? Describe Her? Negatives? Positives?
Age Size Birth Date Body Muscle Bone Skeleton Health
Muscle Extremely Heavy Muscled (Very Shapely) Normal Show Pig Muscle (Above Average) Light Muscled (Below Average) Body and Associated fat cover Tight Middle (Tubular) Good Bodied with Full (Natural look) Overly big bodied (Sagging middle) Too much fill (Manufactured)
Thank you! Special thanks goes to: Carrie and Kelton Mason Lindner Feed & Milling