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Dirk Aaron May 3, 2014.  Live and Die by the Percentages  Champions are made at Home!  Start out with a Good One  Manage number of head on feed.

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1 Dirk Aaron May 3, 2014

2  Live and Die by the Percentages  Champions are made at Home!  Start out with a Good One  Manage number of head on feed

3 Good Genetics + Good Nutrition + Work Ethic

4 “A Leader is one who Knows the way, Goes the way, and Shows the way” -John Maxwell “Know” the way (provide vision & knowledge) “Go” the way (do what is needed) “Show” the way (be an example)

5  Register able vs.... Look  Birth Date vs..... Weight  Composite vs... Terminal  Manipulating vs... Feeding  Fitting (What Not to Do?)  Who’s the Judge?

6  Family Goals  Facilities  Cost  Show Dates Vs... Pig’s Age  Experience  Breed Preferences  Who’s Judging

7  Muscle  Leanness  Size  Balance  Structure

8  Volume  Balance  Femininity  Underline  Lean  Muscle

9  Appreciation  Nutrition  Health  Selection  Facilities  Planning  Showmanship  Take-a-way's

10  Clean Fresh Water  Proper Nutrition ◦ Control weight gain?? (This doesn’t mean Hold!)  Consistency is the key (Every Bags the Same!)

11  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 !!!!!!

12  Arrival/Receiving “acclimation” (3 wks.)  Growing  a.) ~ pounds b.) pounds  Finishing  a.) pounds b.) above #

13 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

14 –>20% protein % 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

15 Growing &Training  a.)~ 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

16 –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.

17 16-20% protein ~ % 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,.….”

18  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….”

19  Protein - Fat - Carbohydrates  Supplements?  Exercise !  Spend time with animal !  Understand growth ! (Age vs Fresh)  Make a plan !  Call an Audible !!!!

20  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

21  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?

22 Kid Friendly!!!

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24  Carcass Contest  Athletic Contest  Beauty Contest 1 st Grand Supreme

25  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 !

26 Darrel Royal, Football Coach Get on the Field!!!!

27  Carcass Contest ◦ Lean Vs Fat ◦ Know the wholesale cuts ◦ Understand terminology 2005 HLS&R Quality Pork Contest BreedCrossbred Percent Muscle %

28  Athletic Contest ◦ Exercise ◦ Heart Angles ◦ Lung ◦ Joints ◦ Durability ◦ Structure

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30  Same Hog

31  Beauty Contest. Skin Care Hair Care Stale….vs.... Old Fresh….vs... Youthful Education

32 Pen Size? Bedding? Number Per Pen? Hand VS Self?

33 FFrom Day one ◦W◦Walk ◦W◦Water ◦W◦Wash ◦W◦Weight Practice Arena Magic Drug Wash Rack Math!! Record!!

34 Poop Scoop Brush Shampoo Soap Training

35 PPigs should be wormed every 30 days ! UUse only recommended medications ! KKeep accurate records of medications and treatments ! EEarly detection is the key!!! (Mom’s)

36 PPigs need a dry place to sleep NNo mud holes! CClean water is a must! CControl fly population MMedicated Feeds?

37  Prevention  Worm every 30 days  Topical wormer  Injectable  Oral paste  In feed  Worms are common  Symptoms:  diarrhea  rough coat  worms in feces  coughing

38  Prevention/Cure  Spray/Pour-on  Spray barn with insecticide  Lice/Mites/Mange  Symptoms  Scratching/Itching  Weight loss Bedding!!!

39 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

40  Know routes of administering medication  Always be aware of withdrawal times  Use clean syringes and undamaged needles *Yes *NO

41 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……

42  Clippers?  Blocks?  Lube?  Care?  Rope?

43  Length vs Bald?  Equipment?  Snout?  Speedo Guides  #2 ----#00

44 #OA = 5/16 # 1 = 7/16 # 1A = 9/16

45  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!

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48 Art ? Science ? Instinct ? Experience

49  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?

50 Were am I showing? What should I expect?  Jackpot Shows  Local Shows  County Show  NJSA Shows  Breeding Shows  Market Shows

51  Upper Width  Base Width  Shoulder

52  Depth of Fore rib  Depth of Flank  Parallel Lines  Balance  Levelness

53  Upper  Middle?  Lower?  Health?  Flex?  Bone?

54  Can you read Shape?  Describe Her?  Negatives?  Positives?

55  Front View?  Side View?  Top View ?  Rear View?

56  Side View or Profile?  Length?  Height?  Width?  Bone?  Stride?  Soundness?  Chubbiness?

57  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)

58 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


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