Presentation on theme: "Feeding and Management of Show Pigs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Feeding and Management of Show Pigs Tadd KnightADM Alliance Nutrition®ShowTec® National Accounts Manager
2 Four Major Components of the Champion Show Livestock Success Equation GeneticsManagementNutritionShowmanship
3 Sticking to the Basics Good ones are bred, but CHAMPIONS are Fed! They are made at home!Start with a good oneFeed manageable numbersRealize—both a beauty and athletic contestKnow the judges’ prioritiesDo your homework!
4 The Foundation for Success Ability to “read” livestockAnalyzing structure, design, fat, and muscleStudents must be motivated to work hard on a daily basis
5 Every Component Must be in Place Every day is criticalThose students who do the little things right every day win consistentlySound daily management practices are key to show ring success
6 Start with an individual that has the genetic potential to win! Start with one that is the right age for target show!
7 Selection Structural soundness Squareness of Skeleton Muscle Content Body CapacityBalance
8 NutritionWithout question, a sound nutrition program is crucial to maximizing the genetic potential of a show animal
10 Nutrition Feeding Three Phases Phase I – Purchase to approx. 100 lb Phase II – 100 to 200 lbPhase III – 200 lb to desired show weight
11 Phase IThe time of purchasing and receiving is crucial!
12 Vaccinations Vaccinations should include: Circo Virus Mycoplasma PnuemoniaFluErysipelas
13 Minimize Stress Stressors include: *Pre-weaning *Weaning *Snaring, clipping, hauling to sales*Co-mingling on school farmPigs from different herds have different degrees of immunity to various health challenges
14 Phase I Feeding Receiving Ration A high-quality receiving ration is very important for early skeletal and muscle developmentA broad spectrum antibiotic in feed such as CTC/Denagard®* is a must*Not a trademark of ADM.
15 Receiving Ration continued For young pigs weighing less than 50 lb or greener pigs over 50 lb, feed Burst Starter which is 21.5% crude protein and 6.5% fatFor pigs over 50 lb or very “bloomy,” use Sale Prep with 20% crude protein with 5.5% fat
17 Phase I Feeding continued Next feed Starter/Grower LN/FBZ (fenbendazole and lincomycin)Combats respiratory challengesAssures thorough dewormingShould feed 1 bag per pig
18 Phase I Feeding continued Feeding “free-choice” to at least 100 lb is recommended to maximize early skeletal and muscle growthClean feeders daily
19 Managing the Feed Bucket Managing fat and muscle composition are keys to successAvoid gimmick products and stick with research-proven feed additives
20 Individualize Feeding Plans Analyze each pig early on and make a projected feeding plan for each pigAdjust plan as the feeding process moves along and pigs change
21 Managing MusclePigs over 50 lb that need to continue to develop muscle should be on Developer LN which is a 20% crude protein ration with 3.5% fatOnce muscle development gets close to desired, feed BB 18 LN which is an 18% crude protein ration with 3.75% fat
25 Managing MuscleFor slightly above averaged muscled pigs and developing breeding gilts as well as very heavily muscled pigs, we recommend /6 LN, a crumbled, complete feed providing 14.5% crude protein product with 6% fat
28 Managing Fat Composition Avoid feeding too high fat levels from 60 to 100 lbUtilize high-quality, highly digestible fat additivesStart with a small inclusion level of additional fat in ration at 100 lb and adjust according to each pig
29 Phase II Feeding Begins from 100 to 125 lb Limit feeding often initiated at this time if neededInitially feed 6 lb per dayAdjust according to desired daily gain needs
30 Critical Decisions Need To Be Made Phase III FeedingCritical Decisions Need To Be MadeThe use of Paylean®* should be consideredAdditional fat supplementation?Depends on each individual pigHow do I decide how much and when?*Not a trademark of ADM.
31 Paylean Feeding Options Feeding a complete feed with 9 grams per ton of Paylean®* is one option — Finisher TY/Paylean is recommendedSupplementing feed with daily hand-mix Paylean product is 2nd option —11102 Lean Maximizer® is hand mixing optionSome pigs may not need Paylean*!!!.
32 Top-Dress OptionsTop-dress options exist to “tweak” a pig in terms of gut fill, muscle and/or fat composition, as well as vitamin/mineral supplementation
33 MoorMan’s® MoorFat™ #235AAA77 Now offered in a 20-lb pailUse MoorFat to achieve desire show coverTop-dress 2-4 oz per feeding – not to exceed 10% of daily intakeMay be fed to exhibition swine, sheep, and goats50-lb bag also available (235AA)
34 ShowTec® MoorBody™ #12111AAA15 Offered in a 40-lb bagProvides high fat and high energy chips along with choice white grease and palm oilContains citrus and beet pulpCitrus scentFlexible usageDense textureFeed ½ to 2 lb of MoorBody in conjunction with a ShowTec Developer FeedProduct designed for developing extra body fill and cover as desired14% crude protein, 0.9% lysine, 19.5% crude fat, % crude fiber
35 ShowTec Navigator #10200DB Offered in a 25-lb pail Top-dress exhibition swine at 4-8 oz/hd/day as a replacement for 1-2 lb of complete feedContains Blue Lite Electrolytes™*Tissue rehydrationUse during periods of stressProvides complexed trace mineralsPromotes healthy skin and hair growthContains L-carnitine, chromium picolinate, and essential amino acidsContains yeast cultures and an acidifierPromotes proper intestinal pH and feed intakeContains Appetein™**Not trademarks of ADM.
36 Show Prep for Swine #12303AAAMB Offered in a 5-lb pouch Latest and most desired product on marketComplete feed with enhanced energy and balanced amino acid/electrolyte packageEliminates the need for multiple top-dress productsDesigned to be fed the night before and the morning of the show (2.5 lb/feeding); can also be fed 3-4 days prior to showConvenient, affordable
37 For more flexibility in motion . . . #12298AAA5EOffered in a 3.75-lb pouchFor more flexibility in motion . . .Command attention from the first step into the show ring with MoorFlex!One-of-a-kind, unique, top-dress supplement for show swine, beef cattle, goats, and lambs.It provides nutritional support for joint flexibility, helping show animals move with ease and comfort.It contains an ingredient approved for livestock feed that provides a source of natural substances recognized to influence joint health.Supplies Cell-Rate®, a source of nucleotides that may help fuel natural metabolic processes involved in stress, immunity, and production.The complexed zinc source helps optimize integrity of the hoof, gut, and skin. Plus, MoorFlex is loaded with essential vitamins.
38 Feeding Directions Show Swine: 2 to 4 oz/head/day Show Cattle: 2 to 8 oz/head/dayShow Sheep: 2 to 4 oz/head/dayShow Goats: 2 to 4 oz/head/day
39 Ordering process and for more information, log on to www. cellarator Ordering process and for more information, log on toRetail customers may log on at to purchase on-line or call to place an order.ADM ANI Dealers must call to place orders. Dealer pricing not available for on-line ordering.
40 Other Products ShowTec Lean Maximizer #11102DB Daily hand mixing of Paylean supplementation25-lb pailFirewater™* #11110BCRehydrates and expands animals at show time36-oz containerAlliance 3-D™ #12079AAALiquid (oil-based) energy supplementAvailable in one-gal. and 40-gal. containers*Not a trademark of ADM.
41 Daily Management Daily Management is crucial to show ring success! Those who do the little things right every day are usually the ones who winCutting corners will cost you more in the end than paying a little more to make sure pigs are properly cared for
42 Phase I Management Tips Encourage students to gentle pigs down by getting into pen on a daily basis at a young ageBed pigs on high-quality bedding to prevent stainingClean area where pigs defecate on a daily basisObserve daily for signs of illness or lameness
43 Phase 1 Management continued Utilize shade cloth for light breedsSeparate pigs in to individual pens as early as possible to prevent injury and calm them downIntroduce pigs to scales at early age and continue on a consistent basis
44 Phase II Management Begin training pigs to show Work with pigs 15 to 20 minutes per day in a show ring environmentWeigh the pigs weekly and chart gain
45 Phase IIWash regularly and apply hair and skin conditioning products regularlyFirst hair cut usually given around 125 lbDo not trim with less than 1A guard
46 Phase III Management Wash pigs twice per week if possible Apply oil every day and brush at feeding timeKeep all pigs out of elements and away from sun exposureHeavy pigs should be monitored more closely on weight and rations adjusted perhaps twice per week
47 Showmanship Showing an animal to its potential is critical Possessing “ring awareness” is very importantAccentuate the good qualities and cover up negative ones!Young exhibitors should watch more experienced showmen and learn from them!Train pigs to show at early ageThe more you handle the pigs the better