fast growth

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by starkravenmad2, May 18, 2006.

  1. starkravenmad2

    starkravenmad2 Active Member

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    Hi All ,i need to put 50-60 kilios on a 50kilo pig in six weeks can it be done
    without making pig over fat?
    If so how?
    thanks
     
  2. Misty

    Misty Misty Gonzales

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    if I figured right, that is 110-132# in 41 days. That would be 2.6-3.2#/day. What is the purpose of the weight gain. Is this for a 4-H show? Or just for butcher. It can be done, it just depends on the extent you want to go and what you are feeding now. Can you give more details? When we have had slow eaters on the kids' pigs, we would sprinkle a scoop of cake mix or jello powder to entice them.
     

  3. starkravenmad2

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    Buck ,its to get the pig up for butchering ,at the moment pig is getting mixed grain and scraps
     
  4. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    The time is too short and the gain is too great to get you pig to the desired weight without having too much fat. What sex is the pig? What level of protein have you been feeding? How old is the pig currently? Do you provide available feed 24/7?
     
  5. Misty

    Misty Misty Gonzales

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    our pigs can gain that much a day without fat gain. More than once. It CAN be done. Why are you on a time limit if they are only going for butcher? Just curious. We feed three times a day if we need to gain. They get less more often, but they gain better because they are hungry when they get it. Does that make sense? Higher protein will put on the weight. They will be fatter with less protein. Find out the protein of the grain you are feeding.