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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2011, 10:14:18 PM »
If your pigs don't have any structural or walking issues I would use they paylean.  If your pig has either of these issues they paylean can cause them to get worse and worse.  So if you pig walks short strided or pops in its pasturens the paylean can cause these things to get worse.  If not I would go ahead and use the paylean, it will help them gain roughly 3 lbs. a day and boost their appetite.

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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2011, 05:33:05 AM »
Just curious why you want to weigh 240. 

You might want to think about getting the pigs to weigh what their frame size will accomadate.
Just trying to get them to weigh a certain amount may make them look out too small  in a heavier class.
We remind ourselves, lightweight classes need winners too.

We have a barrow that is a little smaller frame, that has a lot of power and could weigh 260.  With his
frame size he looks best at 235, so thats what we have him weighing.

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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2011, 11:46:56 PM »
it doesnt have to e 240 just it has to be at least 225 to make weight and i hate stressing over if they wil weigh enough lol but i normally do steer so idk ive never done pigs before

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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2011, 02:24:11 PM »
A majority of pigs look their best when they 250-260 lbs.  They have the right amount of finish/cover and the right amount of muscle.  Some pigs do need to weigh less, this can be due to structural correctness of just fram size like justjohn has mentioned.  I would love to see a pic of you pig(s) if you can get any. It would help determine the size/weight your pig needs to be at.

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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2011, 11:26:57 PM »
ill try to get some up tomorrow but how many eggs can you feed them per day

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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2011, 12:06:44 PM »
Four eggs/day.  Thats how many I feed and it worked.

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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2011, 03:02:32 PM »
cant they get sick from raw eggs tho?

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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011, 12:21:45 AM »
The eggs will not make a pig sick. Pigs can eat lots of raw foods and not get sick.  A guy in Las Vegas feeds his pigs fermented milk and they love it.  Pigs have a very "hard" stomach and can tollerate just about anything.  They will not eat watermelon, green pepper or bananas. 

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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2011, 07:07:39 AM »
when my kids first started showing pigs we had several that were not going to make weight.  we fed them ice cream for several weeks talk about gain. pure fat. they would stand and lick the pans clean. after they started to gain we weaned them off the ice cream and upped the exercise, ended up with light weight champ and three class winners. now we use paylean and ADM fast fat. not together the fast fat works for structural problems. also using a product called in motion, has a glit that was real bad in front loosened up and almost normal.


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Re: how to gain weight
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2011, 09:00:07 PM »
Feed your pigs daily morning and night.  My pigs are on a self feeder and water so every month I only have to feed them. <cowboy>
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