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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® supplement to manage weight gain and keep pigs looking great if needed to slow growth.
  2. Use High Octane® Champion Drive™ Topdress as needed to optimize muscle (1/2 to 1 lbs/day).
  3. Use High Octane® Power Fuel® supplement as needed for cover and muscle, and to support overall health (1/2 to 1 lbs/day).
  4. Use High Octane® Fitter 35® supplement as needed to optimize muscle and leanness (1 to 2 lbs/day). For limiting weight gain and optimizing 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® supplement to regular feed. High Octane® Depth Charge® supplement 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 optimal growth and muscle development.
  9. Deworm pigs thoroughly and effectively about every 30 to 45 days throughout the growing season.
  10. To help support feed intake feed 4 oz. per day High Octane® Heavy Weight® supplement, to help optimize fat cover and or growth rate feed 4 to 16 oz. per day.
  11. To help with flank and lower 1/3 of body, feed 1 to 3 lbs per day High Octane® Ultra Full® supplement.
  12. Use High Octane® Fitter® 52 supplement final 14 to 21 days at 1 lbs per day to clean up front ends and help add muscle.
  13. Use High Octane® Alleviate® supplement to help support gastric comfort at 2 oz per every 50 lbs of bodyweight per day.
Average Muscled Barrows Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
FIRST WEAN319 50 75 3 - 4 50 1 14
MUSCLE & FILL™ 719 75 175 5 – 6 330 5 – 6 60
MUSCLE & COVER™ 819 175 225 6 – 7 150 2 23
High Octane® Powerfill® (if needed) 225 Show 3 30 - 50 1 30
Heavily Muscled Barrows Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
FIRST WEAN 319 50 75 3 – 4 50 1 14
MUSCLE & FILL™ 719 75 125 4 – 5 125 2 ½ 28
MUSCLE & COVER™ 819 125 175 5 – 6 150 3 26
MAGIC BULLET® 919 (optional) 175 225 5 – 6 150 3 25
High Octane® Powerfill® (if needed) 225 Show 3 30 - 50 1 30
Average Muscled Gilts Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
FIRST WEAN 319 50 75 3 - 4 50 1 14
MUSCLE & FILL™ 719 75 150 5 – 6 150 3 35
MUSCLE & COVER™ 819 150 225 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
FIRST WEAN 319 50 75 3 – 4 50 1 7 - 8
MUSCLE & FILL™ 719 75 100 3 – 4 100 2 30
MUSCLE & COVER™ 819 100 200 5 – 6 350 7 60
MAGIC BULLET® 919 200 250 6 – 7 150 3 25
High Octane® Powerfill® (if needed) 250 Show 3 30 - 50 1 30
Breeding Gilts Option 1 Start Weight End Weight Lbs/day Feed Total lbs Bags Days
FIRST WEAN 319 50 75 3 – 4 50 1 14
MUSCLE & FILL™ 719 75 150 5 – 6 200 4 37
MUSCLE & COVER™ 819 150 250 6 – 7 325 6 ½ 50
MAGIC BULLET® 919 &
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
FIRST WEAN319 50 75 3 – 4 50 1 14
MUSCLE & FILL™ 719 75 150 5 – 6 200 4 37
MUSCLE & COVER™ 819 150 250 6 – 7 325 6 ½ 50
MAGIC BULLET® 919 250 Show 6 – 8 100 2 16

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