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Strategies for Feeding Ultra-Modern Showpigs

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Unlock the full genetic potential of ultra-modern showpigs with the following feeding strategies. 
  1. Use High Octane® Powerfill® to manage weight gain and keep pigs looking great.
  2. Use High Octane® Champion Drive® Topdress as needed to enhance muscle (1/2 to 1 lbs/day).
  3. Use High Octane® Power Fuel® as needed to enhance cover and muscle, and improve overall health (1/2 to 1 lbs/day).
  4. Use  High Octane® Fitter 35™  as needed to enhance muscle and leanness (1 to 2 lbs/day). For limiting weight gain and improving muscle and leanness, feed 3 lbs per day as the sole diet.
  5. Growth performance can vary depending upon genetics, environment, management, facilities, and immune status. The above figures are estimates only and do not reflect a guarantee of performance.
  6. Consider lowering protein and increasing energy when muscle becomes too extreme, body condition too lean, or the pig has structural issues.
  7. If help is needed with rib shape, add 8 oz per day of High Octane® Depth Charge® to regular feed.  High Octane® Depth Charge® can be used to keep pigs full when being limit fed as well.
  8. Add High Octane® Showpig Paylean® Premix at the 4.5 to 9 grams/ton level during the final 45 – 90 lbs of weight gain for faster growth and added muscle development.
  9. Deworm pigs thoroughly and effectively about every 30 to 45 days throughout the growing season.
  10. To help improve feed intake feed 4 oz. per day  High Octane® Heavy Weight™,  to help improve fat cover and or growth rate feed 4 to 16 oz. per day.
Download the feeding strategy guide.
 
Average Muscled Barrows Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
SHOWPIG 509 50 75 3 - 4 25 1 7 - 8
SHOWPIG 709 75 175 5 – 6 330 5 – 6 60
FINALE® 809 175 225 6 – 7 150 3 23
High Octane® Powerfill® (if needed) 225 Show 3 50 1 30
Heavily Muscled Barrows Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
SHOWPIG 509 50 75 3 – 4 25 1 7 – 8
SHOWPIG 709 75 125 3 – 4 25 ½ 7 – 8
FINALE® 809 125 175 5 – 6 150 3 26
FINALE® 909 (optional) 175 225 5 – 6 150 3 25
High Octane® Powerfill® (if needed) 225 Show 3 50 1 30
Average Muscled Gilts Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
SHOWPIG 509 50 75 3 - 4 25 1 7 – 8
SHOWPIG 709 75 150 5 – 6 150 3 35
FINALE® 809 150 225 6 – 7 225 4.5 35
High Octane® Powerfill® (if needed) 225 Show 3 50 1 30
Heavily Muscled Gilts Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
SHOWPIG 509 50 75 3 – 4 25 1 7 - 8
SHOWPIG 709 75 100 3 – 4 100 2 30
FINALE® 809 100 200 5 – 6 350 7 60
FINALE® 909 200 250 6 – 7 150 3 25
High Octane® Powerfill® (if needed) 250 Show 3 50 1 30
Breeding Gilts Option 1 Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
SHOWPIG 509 50 75 3 – 4 50 1 14
SHOWPIG 709 75 150 5 – 6 200 4 37
FINALE® 809 150 250 6 – 7 325 6 ½ 50
FINALE® 809 & High Octane® Powerfill® 250 Show 4 / 2 100 / 50 2 / 1 21
Breeding Gilts Option 2 Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
SHOWPIG 509 50 75 3 – 4 50 1 14
SHOWPIG 709 75 150 5 – 6 200 4 37
FINALE® 809 150 250 6 – 7 325 6 ½ 50
FINALE® 909 250 Show 6 – 8 100 2 16