Swine Session 03MAY1..

Report
Dirk Aaron
May 3, 2014
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Live and Die by the Percentages
Champions are made at Home!
Start out with a Good One
Manage number of head on feed
Good Genetics
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Good Nutrition
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Work Ethic
“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)
Register able vs.... Look
 Birth Date vs..... Weight
 Composite vs... Terminal
 Manipulating vs... Feeding
 Fitting (What Not to Do?)
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 Who’s
the Judge?
Family Goals
 Facilities
 Cost
 Show Dates Vs... Pig’s Age
 Experience
 Breed Preferences
 Who’s Judging
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 Muscle
 Leanness
 Size
 Balance
 Structure
Structure
 Volume
 Balance
 Femininity
 Underline
 Lean
 Muscle
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Appreciation
 Nutrition
 Health
 Selection
 Facilities
 Planning
 Showmanship
 Take-a-way's
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Clean Fresh Water
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Proper Nutrition
◦ Control weight gain??
(This doesn’t mean Hold!)
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Consistency is the key
(Every Bags the Same!)
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Many different brand of feeds
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Lindner Feed
SunGlo
Moorman’s Show Tec
Purina
Acco Showmaster
Kent/Evergreen
Find one you are comfortable with
and stick with it !!!!!!
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Arrival/Receiving “acclimation” (3 wks.)
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Growing
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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
– Crude Fat 6.00%
– Medicated Options:
1.3-1.6% Lysine
Crude Fiber 3.50%
– 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,.….”
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Ration
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Enhance Body
Enhance Muscle
Loosen Tight Muscled Pigs
Increase Chubby Appearance
Increase Consumption
Maximize Genetic Potential
Fit your Budget
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Matthew 7:7 “Ask and….”
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Protein - Fat - Carbohydrates
Supplements?
Exercise !
Spend time with animal !
Understand growth ! (Age vs Fresh)
Make a plan !
Call an Audible !!!!
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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?
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 Carcass
Contest
 Athletic Contest
 Beauty Contest
1st
Grand
Supreme
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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 !
Darrel Royal, Football Coach
Get on the Field!!!!
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Carcass Contest
◦ Lean Vs Fat
◦ Know the wholesale cuts
◦ Understand terminology
2005 HLS&R Quality
Pork Contest
Breed
Percent
Muscle
Crossbred
56.632%
 Athletic
Contest
◦ Exercise
◦ Heart
Angles
◦ Lung
◦ Joints
◦ Durability
◦ Structure
 Same
Hog
 Beauty
Contest.
Skin Care
Hair Care
Stale….vs.... Old
Fresh….vs... Youthful
 Education
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From Day one
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Walk
Water
Wash
Weight
Math!!
Record!!
Practice
Arena
Magic Drug
Wash Rack
Poop Scoop
Brush
Shampoo
Soap
Training
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Pigs should be wormed every 30 days !
Use only recommended medications !
Keep accurate records of medications
and treatments !
Early detection is the key!!! (Mom’s)
 Pigs
need a dry place to sleep
 No mud holes!
 Clean water is a must!
 Control fly population
 Medicated Feeds?
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Prevention
 Worm every 30 days
 Topical wormer
 Injectable
 Oral paste
 In feed
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Worms are common
Symptoms:
 diarrhea
 rough coat
 worms in feces
 coughing
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Prevention/Cure
 Spray/Pour-on
 Spray barn with
insecticide
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Lice/Mites/Mange
Symptoms
 Scratching/Itching
 Weight loss
Bedding!!!
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Respiratory Infections
 Vaccinate
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Symptoms
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Coughing
Wheezing
Out of breath
Off Feed
Limping
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Prevention/Cure
 inject able Vaccines from
local Veterinarian
 Antibiotics from your
Veterinarian
*Yes
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Know routes of administering
medication
Always be aware of withdrawal
times
Use clean syringes and
undamaged needles
*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……
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Clippers?
Blocks?
Lube?
Care?
Rope?
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Length vs Bald?
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Equipment?
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Snout?
Speedo Guides
#2 ----#00
#OA = 5/16
# 1 = 7/16
# 1A = 9/16
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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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Art ?
Science ?
Instinct ?
Experience
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What
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he thinking?
he doing?
he saying?
his methodology?
his criteria?
his priorities?
his background?
his career?
his future?
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Jackpot Shows
Local Shows
County Show
NJSA Shows
Breeding Shows
Market Shows
 Upper
Width
 Base Width
 Shoulder
 Depth
of Fore rib
 Depth of Flank
 Parallel Lines
 Balance
 Levelness
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Upper
Middle?
Lower?
Health?
Flex?
Bone?
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Can you read Shape?
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Describe Her?
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Negatives?
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Positives?
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Front View?
Side View?
Top View ?
Rear View?
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Side View or Profile?
Length?
Height?
Width?
Bone?
Stride?
Soundness?
Chubbiness?
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Muscle
 Extremely Heavy Muscled (Very Shapely)
 Normal Show Pig Muscle (Above Average)
 Light Muscled (Below Average)
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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

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