2Philosophy Live and Die by the Percentages Champions are made at Home! Start out with a Good OneManage number of head on feed
3The Keys to Success its never just one thing Good Genetics + Good Nutrition Work Ethic
4“ Don’t be afraid to give your best to the small jobs “ Don’t be afraid to give your best to the small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.”-Dale Carnegie
5Show Goals: Breeding….vs.... Market Register able vs.... LookBirth Date vs..... WeightComposite vs... TerminalManipulating vs... FeedingFitting (What Not to Do?)Who’s the Judge?
6Selection Issues !!!!!!! Not Criteria Family GoalsFacilitiesCostShow Dates Vs... Pig’s AgeExperienceBreed PreferencesWho’s Judging
9Today’s Objective Appreciation Nutrition Health Selection Facilities PlanningShowmanshipHome Alone
10Nutrition Clean Fresh Water Proper Nutrition (This doesn’t mean Hold!) Control weight gain??(This doesn’t mean Hold!)Consistency is the key(Every Bags the Same!)
11Nutrition: Types of Feed Many different brand of feedsLindner FeedSunGloMoorman’s Show TecPurinaAcco ShowmasterKent/EvergreenFind one you are comfortable with and stick with it !!!!!!
12Stages in Feeding Period Arrival/Receiving “Acclimation” (3 wks.)Growing a.) ~ poundsb.) poundsFinishing a.) poundsb.) above #
13Arrival Stage Receive/Acclimation (3 wks.) Getting on feed (~3# feed =1-1.5 ADG)Feeding same time every day (establish schedule)Comfortable environmentAppropriate feed and transitioningGet Healthy (including gut health…)Penning Together at first BUT BESTindividuals per penGet tameSurface
14Arrival Stage >20% protein 1.3-1.4% Lysine Medicated with Mecadox-Banmith, CTC/Denegard or Linco (to aid in respiratory stress and disease control from hauling, mixing, and environmental changeMedicated with Linco/Safeguard for respiratory and joint health as well as deworming***632: 20% protein; 1.3% Lysine; 4.6% fatMedication: Linco/Safeguard***611: 23% protein; 1.42% Lysine; 7.1% FatMedication: CTC*** Lindner Products
15Growing Stage Growing &Training a.) ~80-125 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 strong1) Just give enough to clean up by next feeding2) Let pick through the day, but pull feed after 20 min at night3) Pull feed after 20 minStart Training to Show – Get on the Field
16Growing Stage ~100-150 pounds Add supplement (s) after 100 lbs.Slowly and For a Reason (ask yourself Y?)When Changing RationsIncreasing consumptionNot as crucial on switching feedsStart Weighing - Minimum WeeklyStart at 100 lbs.
17Growing Finishing Stage 16-20% protein ~ % LysineFeeding time varies depending on phenotype of the pigImportant: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)
18Example Rations20%-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 other14% are available for ultra extreme pigs)** Lindner examples
19Specialty Finishing Feeds **611 or 613 Scud Missiles:23% protein; 1.42% Lysine; 7.1% Fat611 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. Can 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” 696unique holding ration, slow down gain without crashing!** Lindner examples
20Magic Tricks !!!!!! Voodoo ? Protein - Fat - Carbohydrates Supplements?Exercise !Spend time with animal !Understand growth ! (Age vs Fresh)Make a plan !Call an Audible !!!!
21Additives ??????? Clean Water --- Magic Drug Good Complete Feed --- Elite SourcesNo Miracle Cures or Silver BulletKnow what the additive is for?Most feeds have all you need?
22KISS Method Keep is Simple Stupid!!!! Kid Friendly!!!
31Keys to Success: Strategies Home Alone!!!! Beauty Contest.Skin CareHair CareStale….vs.... OldFresh….vs... YouthfulEducation
32Preparation by Practice!!!! What do I do????? Pen Size?Bedding?Number Per Pen?Hand VS Self?
33The Four W’s From Day one Practice Arena Magic Drug Wash Rack Math!! WalkWaterWashWeightMagic DrugWash RackMath!!Record!!
34Do the simple Stuff !!!!Poop ScoopBrushShampooSoapTraining
35Health Issues !!!!! Know Your Vet. !!!! Pigs should be wormed every 30 days !Use only recommended medications !Keep accurate records of medications and treatments !Early detection is the key!!! (Mom’s)
36Health Issues ? Prevention ? Pigs need a dry place to sleepNo mud holes!Clean water is a must!Control fly population
37Health Issues: Parasites PreventionWorm every 30 daysTopical wormerInjectableOral pasteIn feedWorms are commonSymptoms:diarrhearough coatworms in fecescoughing
38Health Issues: Diseases and Parasites Lice/Mites/MangeSymptomsScratching/ItchingWeight lossBedding!!!Prevention/CureSpray/Pour-onSpray barn with insecticide
39Health Issues: Diseases Know Your Vet!!!!! Respiratory InfectionsVaccinateSymptomsCoughingWheezingOut of breathOff FeedLimpingPrevention/Cureinject able Vaccines from local VeterinarianAntibiotics from your Veterinarian
40Health Issues Injection, How and Where? *YesKnow routes of administering medicationAlways be aware of withdrawal timesUse clean syringes and undamaged needles*NO
41“Setting a goal is not the main thing “Setting a goal is not the main thing.” “It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”Tom LandryGreat Man!!
42Power of Knowledge!!!! How should I clip? Rope?Clippers?Blocks?Lube?Care?
60Major Phenotypical Differences MuscleExtremely Heavy Muscled (Very Shapely)Normal Show Pig Muscle (Above Average)Light Muscled (Below Average)Body and Associated fat coverTight Middle (Tubular)Good Bodied with Full (Natural look)Overly big bodied (Sagging middle)Too much fill (Manufactured)