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December Show Pig Online Sale! Tuesday, February 14th

We are extremely excited about our first Online Sale of the year!  The sale will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 on www.showpig.com!

 

In this sale we are featuring our December shows.  We are selling both barrows and gilts that are perfect age for the World Pork Expo, the National Junior Summer Spectacular, Team Purebred Junior National, Jackpot shows, and early County Fairs.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment to see them in person call us at 888.690.2022.

Check out the sale here – http://www.showpig-auctions.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?wendt647

We are featuring several litters!

Berkshire – They are out of Triple Threat x Super Stroke x TNT.  Their grandmother, the TNT sow was the Champion Berkshire Gilt we purchased at the World Pork Expo several years ago!

 

Chesters – The 27 litters are our first litter out of Walk the Line!  Their mother is a Stone Cold x ATM. [ ]

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Your Farrowing House Environment

Having the proper environment in your farrowing house is extremely important.  It is just as important as lining your sow up to the right boar and the nutrition they will receive throughout their life.  You want it to be as comfortable as it can be for both the sow and baby pigs.  This way you are getting the maximum performance out of the sow and the babies.  It doesn’t matter whether you just have a few sows or you have over 100, sow and baby pig comfort and care is our number priority in the farrowing house.

Temperature

Temperature is tricky when it comes to the farrowing house.  This is because the sow and piglets each have a different ideal temperature.  Sows like for it be anywhere from 60 to 65 degrees.  Baby pigs like it to be at least 85 degrees during the first 3 days of their life.  After that [ ]

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Farrowing House Season is Here!

It’s that time here in the Midwest!  Farrowing Season!  One of the most fun times of the year!

We know many of our customers are new to the farrowing process, and in this blog we would like to give you a good idea of what you are about to experience.  This may also prove
helpful to those who have been farrowing for years, as it seems new situations come up every year!
The farrowing house is one of my most favorite parts of raising pigs!  I just love everything that has to do with these little rascals!
Everyone has their own protocol when it comes to the farrowing house.  If you are new to this, you need to come up with your own protocol as well.

Before your sow farrows:

Have your sows in the correct condition to farrow – Many people mistake that the thicker (fatter) their sow is the healthier it is. WRONG!  [ ]

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