Clean Fresh Water Proper Nutrition ◦ Control weight gain?? (This doesn’t mean Hold!) Consistency is the key (Every Bags the Same!)
Many different brand of feeds ◦ Lindner Feed ◦ SunGlo ◦ Moorman’s Show Tec ◦ Purina ◦ Acco Showmaster ◦ Kent/Evergreen Find one you are comfortable with and stick with it !!!!!!
Arrival/Receiving “acclimation” (3 wks.) Growing a.) ~80-125 pounds b.) 100-150 pounds Finishing a.) 150-200 pounds b.) above 180-200#
Receive/Acclimation (3 wks.) –Getting on feed (~3# feed =1-1.5 ADG) Feeding same time every day (establish schedule) Comfortable environment (control temperature) Appropriate feed and transitioning –Get Healthy (including gut health…) –Penning Together at first is Ok, –BEST if one individual per pen Make a Pet
–>20% protein 1.3-1.6% Lysine –Crude Fat 6.00%Crude Fiber 3.50% –Medicated Options: –Mecadox-Banmith, CTC/Denegard or Linco (to aid in respiratory stress and disease control from hauling, mixing, and environmental change
Growing &Training a.)~80-125 pounds Train yourself to feed to a phenotype (Looks) Start Training to eat! -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 Start Training Now 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 ~1.1-1.4% Lysine –Feed at consistent time 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) Matthew 7:7 “Ask,.….”
Ration to: Enhance Body Ration to: Enhance Muscle Ration to: Loosen Tight Muscled Pigs Ration to: Increase Chubby Appearance Ration to: Increase Consumption Ration to: Maximize Genetic Potential Ration to: Fit your Budget Ration to: …………………. Matthew 7:7 “Ask and….”
Protein - Fat - Carbohydrates Supplements? Exercise ! Spend time with animal ! Understand growth ! (Age vs Fresh) Make a plan ! Call an Audible !!!!
What is my Water Source? What is my Method of Delivery? What is my Water Quality? Water is my Water Quantity? Why should I even ask these questions? Proverbs 4: 6-7 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding
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?
PPigs should be wormed every 30 days ! UUse only recommended medications ! KKeep accurate records of medications and treatments ! EEarly detection is the key!!! (Mom’s)
PPigs need a dry place to sleep NNo mud holes! CClean water is a must! CControl fly population MMedicated Feeds?
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
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan The greatest teacher and mentor is that person who “does it” not for personal gain but for the joy of helping others feel successful and worthy. D…A……
Stick to what works for you! Build Relationships! Don’t go crazy on price$ Don’t out-source the job! Have fun!! Remember the ultimate goal! Play by the Rules! Never jeopardize your morals!
What is he thinking? What is he doing? What is he saying? What is his methodology? What is his criteria? What is his priorities? What is his background? What is his career? What is his future?
Were am I showing? What should I expect? Jackpot Shows Local Shows County Show NJSA Shows Breeding Shows Market Shows
Can you read Shape? Describe Her? Negatives? Positives?
Front View? Side View? Top View ? Rear View?
Side View or Profile? Length? Height? Width? Bone? Stride? Soundness? Chubbiness?
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: TD Tanksley Buddy Winter Jay Winter Stanley Young Roger Lacy David Graf Johnny Peugh Chuck Real Norman Kohls Why Join? National Swine Registry National Jr Swine Association Certified Pedigree Swine Team Purebred Texas Pork Producers Association Texas Junior Livestock Association