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Nutrition: Show Pigs


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Additional Resources:
Vitacharge protocol for show pigs

Sunglo Product Guide


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Earlybird strives to provide the absolute best swine diets for your program. We offer a complete line of proven feeds for all stages of show pig development. Earlybird can easily customize a feeding program to fit your needs. Our feeds are specially formulated and balanced to keep show pigs in just the right condition to catch the judge’s eye at a highly competitive show. A series of diets are also available to optimize the potential of your sow herd. Our complete EB feed lines are also offered through Earlybird base mixes. Base mixes offer Earlybird customers a more economical means, using their own commodities, to provide the same nutritional show pig diets offered in our complete feed lines. Contact an Earlybird sales representative for more information on all swine products and any nutritional question you may have.

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Sow Feed
Lactation and gestation feeds are available to provide the correct nutrition, maintenance, and health for your sow herd. Feed gestation to maintain desired body condition. Lactation should be fed at a rate of 10-12 LBs per day. A healthy productive sow herd is key to a successful show pig operation.

EB Show Sow 90 is an exciting new gestation/lactation sow feed developed with the Akey Nutrition Team.  It uses chelated minerals to support overall health and reproductive performance and Chromax to support reproductive performance. A nutrient dense product requiring less feed per head per day to maintain optimal body condition and reproductive performance. Promotes in-herd longevity of those high economic/highly productive sows. 2 bag per ton inclusion. Add Farrow Pac Plus to lactation diets if desired. 

Starters
Earlybird suggests Sunglo Pre-Starter as the first creep feed for your litters. Pre-starter is normally fed 5 to 10 days post weaning. It can also be used as a creep feed when milk supply is low. Sunglo Starter is an optional pelleted follow-up to Sunglo Pre-starter. Starter begins to prepare for that all important sale phase. Sunglo 803 is the next phase pellet to provide much needed center as you prepare your show pigs for sale and transition to grower feeds.  Starter and 803 are also available in G-Line Options (meal).  This provides the customer with the same nutrition in a ground feed version and at a lower cost. Use Sunglo starters to nutritionally charge your litters.

Show-Rite provides a very successful starter and sale prep product that maximizes muscles shape and early development. 50 MG is a complete pelleted swine starter formulated to be fed as the sole ration to starting pigs from 26 to 40 days of age at the rate of 0.5 pound per 10 pounds body weight to provide 10 milligrams per pound of Chlortetracycline per pound of body weight per day. Use a pre-starter prior to feeding 50 MG. After 50 MG any complete show ration Earlybird offers can be started.

Show Feeds

EB Show Pig 700 
EB Show Pig 700 is an early starter diet designed for pigs 16 lbs – 25 lbs. This 19.8% protein meal feed is an obvious follow-up to the Sunglo Pre-starter pellet and designed to help keep that weanling pig’s nutritional momentum. At 7% fat and 1.48% lysine EB Show Pig 700 is an excellent sale prep feed. This feed is available in a more economical self-grinding option using EB 650 Base and your commodities.

EB Sale Prep EB Sale Prep is a premium show diet to be used on pigs in the 18 lbs -50 lbs range. This complete feed is designed to maximize the muscle development and growth potential of your pigs for that optimal sale appearance. This meal feed contains a protein level at 18.6% (lysine 1.42%), use EB Sale Prep to maximize your return per litter!

EB Show Pig 350 EB Show Pig 350 is a premium show diet to be used on pigs in the 20 lbs -60 lbs range. With a protein level at 20.5% EB Show Pig 350 is a proven diet that will deliver a sleek appearance and bring out true muscle development. EB Show Pig 350 makes an excellent sale prep feed. This feed is available for self-grinding using the EB Show Pig 350 Base.

EB Gilt & Barrow Developer EB Gilt & Barrow Developer is a diet designed for breeding gilts and barrows over 80 lbs. This 19.1% protein feed helps develop structural correctness, capacity, and serves as an excellent growth enhancer. Using Sunglo Bloom & Fiber technology, EB Gilt & Barrow Developer enhances appetite and consumption with extra nutrients to build dimension and volume. This feed is available for self-grinding using the Sunglo Show Base.

EB Show Supreme 250 Show Supreme 250 is an excellent follow-up to EB Show Pig 350. Protein levels of 19.1% with lysine level at 1.18 keep true muscle shape and a fat level of 4.45% helps maintain that youthful appearance. Show Supreme 250 is designed for pigs weighing 70 lbs and over. This feed is available for self-grinding using the EB Show Pig 250 Base.

EB Total Dimension EB Total Dimension is a diet designed for pigs 60 lbs and over to keep pigs growing no matter the situation. The 18% protein EB Total Dimension has fat (4.5%) and amino acids to minimize the heat increment of digestion and the excretion of excess nitrogen. This is the feed of choice when growth rate is critical. EB Total Dimension uses ingredients shown to maximize intake while maintaining that healthy sleek show appearance and structure. This product is available with ClariFly Larvicide during peak fly season. This feed is available for self-grinding using the EB Show Conditioner Base.

EB Total Dimension High Fat EB Total Dimension HF is a diet designed for pigs 150 lbs and over to keep pigs growing no matter the situation. The 15% protein EB Total Dimension has fat (6.5%) and amino acids to minimize the heat increment of digestion and the excretion of excess nitrogen. This is the feed of choice when growth rate is critical and that extra cover and body is desired. EB Total Dimension uses ingredients shown to maximize intake while maintaining that healthy sleek show appearance and structure. This product is available with ClariFly Larvicide during peak fly season. This feed is available for self-grinding using the EB Show Conditioner Base.

EB Final Image EB Final Image is the diet to add that extra body. This 13% feed is designed for pigs weighing 150 lbs and up. EB Final Image is a high crystalline amino acid diet and uses extra rolled oats for bloom. This product is available with ClariFly Larvicide during peak fly season. This 8.4% fat feed is available for self-grinding using the EB Show Conditioner Base. EB Final Image has been imitated but never duplicated!

Sunglo G-Line
Earlybird customers also have options using Sunglo formulations packaged in a Sunglo bag. These G-Line diets are backed by Sunglo Technical and Field Support and eligible for the Sunglo Awards Program. They provide Sunglo products at reduced prices by using local inputs to lower manufacturing and transportation costs.

18-G is an 18% protein meal feed designed for pigs weighing 75 lbs and up.  18-G can be positioned across a wide range of genetics to promote optimal growth, muscling, and condition.  5.00 % fat, 4 % fiber, 1.11% lysine

16-G is a 16% protein meal feed designed to be fed as the sole ration for pigs weighing 150 lbs and up to encourage growth in rib and body.  16-G is also the feed of choice for tighter made pigs that need added body and finish.  5.00 % fat, 4 % fiber, 1.00% lysine

811-G is for pigs that need extra bloom, shape and mass prior to the targeted show. A combination of the superior starter nutrition with 9 grams Paylean® to maximize bloom and show readiness in the last 14 to 30 days prior to the show.  800-G is the same product minus the Paylean for animals that need a shot of freshness but not necessarily the extra bloom.

Mello is a unique formula which aggressively aids a softer appearance without sacrificing muscle.  Designed for pigs that are too hard in their appearance and need added body condition for the mello, soft appearance.  Formulated with a research based blend of lysine and protein which enables the pig to maintain optimum muscle shape while efficiently converting energy into fat deposition.  14.50 % protein, 7.5 % fat, 3.5 % fiber, .99% lysine

SHOW-RITE G-LINE

Showpig 19 is designed as an early complete meal feed for pigs coming off 50MG or any other late stage starter pellet. 19.15% Protein, 1.1% Lysine. Powered by Show-Rite 10.0 and designed for pigs 40lbs -60lbs.

Showpig 18 is designed as a long term complete meal show diet. 18.49% Protein, 1.17% Lysine, 6.92% Fat. Powered by Show-Rite 10.0 and designed for pigs 60lbs – show.

Showpig 17 is designed as a long term complete meal show diet. 17.49% Protein, 1.1% Lysine, 6.97% Fat. Powered by Show-Rite 10.0 and designed for pigs 60lbs – show.

Showpig 16 is designed as a long term complete meal show diet. 16.48% Protein, 1.03% Lysine, 7.01% Fat. Powered by Show-Rite 10.0 and designed for pigs 60lbs – show.

Showpig 15 is a complete lower protein diet designed primarily for show gilts to add extra body and flesh (using steam rolled barley). 15.73% Protein, .97% Lysine, 7.00% Fat.  Powered by Show-Rite 10.0 and designed for pigs 150lbs – show.

Companion Show Products
Earlybird partners with Sunglo, Show-Rite and others to offer a show ring proven set of top dress products to put on those finishing touches!

HIGH OCTANE® Champion Drive Top dress is designed to be fed from start to finish of the show animal project as a supplemental protein source. (30 LB tub) Honor Show Chow Product

HIGH OCTANE® Fitter 35 is a supplement for all classes, weights and ages of show animals.  It improves muscling and helps trim body fat. (30 LB tub) Honor Show Chow Product

HIGH OCTANE® Heavy Weight supplement is a very high energy supplement for all classes of animals.  It is extremely palatable and promotes healthy hair and skin. (20 LB tub) Honor Show Chow Product

HIGH OCTANE® Ultra Full supplement can be fed as part of the daily diet for all show animals. HIGH OCTANE® ULTRA FULL™ supplement is formulated to help promote lower body fill. (50 LB bag) Honor Show Chow Product

HIGH OCTANE® Showpig Paylean supplement to be fed with a complete ration.  It provides that ultimate show look.  Highly palatable (15 LB tub) Honor Show Chow Product

Game On is a highly palatable, all NEW fat source! A nutritional supplement used for an award winning fresh look in all classes and stages of developing show pigs, sheep, goats, and cattle. (20lb bucket)

SUMO combines high quality 70% fat and milk components in a unique blend to ensure immediate acceptance along with rapid change in bloom and consumption. (25 LB bag)

EXPLODE is a pelleted supplement containing Paylean® and extra nutrition designed to be mixed with Sunglo pelleted or G-Line show feeds. (8 OZ of Explode equals 9g /ton Paylean) (25 LB bag)

HydraBoost is powered by natural feed additive AO-Biotics™ — BioZyme’s proprietary strain of Aspergillus oryzae fungus acquired through a unique, multistep fermentation process. AO-Biotics, acting as a prebiotic, is proven to maintain gut immunity in swine and poultry, therefore increasing overall health and rapidly restoring digestive balance during times of stress.  (5 gallon bucket)

Dyne is a high energy supplement with added calories to be used as top dress. (1 Gallon jug)

Purple Rain will add a large case of the gorilla back with this purple mixture. You know the fresh look and extra ditch is non-mistakable! If you want to excite and impress the judges come show day feed purple rain! (5 LB bucket)

4-SURE is a water-soluble electrolyte, amino acid, energy and vitamin mixture to use during times of stress and during the final conditioning period prior to the show.
(4 x 3 LB canisters or box of 2 x 10 LB pouches)

FINAL CONTROL is a unique “top dress” product designed for use with Sunglo formulated show feeds when total feed intake is being restricted to achieve desired body weight or condition. (35 LB bag)

REHAB for Swine with Occasional Gastric Upset. All pigs are prone to occasional gastric upset, but pigs that are transported, co-mingles, suspect to heat stress and limit fed are more vulnerable. (4 x 2 LB canisters or box of 2 x 13 LB pouches)

Clean Out w/Safeguard Finally a convenient and easy way to deworm pigs! A five day treatment regimen for the removal of lungworms, gastrointestinal worms and kidney worms.
(Box of 4 x 2.8 LB canisters)

In-Motion A natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin for joint, hoof and skin conditioning. (14 LB bag)

Lubrisyn Hyaluronic Acid joint supplement. “We Make’em Float” Quarts or Gallons

Milk It is a non-medicated milk replacer designed to be fed to pigs during the last 30-45 days when getting them ready for show.   Immediate acceptance and very palatable.  (25 LB bag)

Smore Fill is a dry or wet fed show supplement to enhance an award winning full appearance.  Fast acting show day fill that is highly palatable to encourage consumption.  Mix with water, soak overnight, and feed for extra fill.  Can be used as a sole ration on show day to enhance fill.  (50 LB bag) 

Depth & Dimension is designed to be used as a holding tool, when weight is an issue.  Replace 1 to 2 pounds of daily feed with Depth ‘N’ Dimension daily for at least 25 days prior to show.  Add 1 pound to daily feed to increase body and flank. Replace 1 to 2 pounds of daily feed with 1 to 2 pounds of Depth ‘N’ Dimension to help hold weight. High in fiber & wheat germ oil. (50lb bag)

Stamina is a liquid wheat germ oil that is fortified with vitamins A and D and rich in vitamin E. For show animals feed 1 – 4 ounces per head per day. (1 Gallon jug w/pump)

M-n-M Top-dress is a carefully formulated top-dress designed for optimal muscle expression and fleshiness while maintaining soundness and flexibility in show animals. M-n-M is pelleted and incorporates the latest nutritional knowledge with good animal husbandry practices for maximum performance. It has high levels of Lysine, other amino acids, fat, and fishmeal.  Top-Dress one to two pounds of M-n-M with three to six pounds of any complete feed to achieve desired body composition and muscle mass for show pigs that weigh from 120 to 270 pounds. (50lb bag)

Vitaferm Products

Sure Champ  This product is a meal top-dress supplement containing Amaferm®. When added to your daily ration Sure Champ® helps stimulate appetite and improves the digestibility of feed and other key ingredients, as well as enhances skin and hair quality. You'll also notice a difference in overall health (25 LB bag).

VitaCharge Supplemental source of vitamins. Stimulates microorganisms to offset the negative effects associated with scours, weaning, hauling, showing and other stresses. Paste form in various sizes.

VitaCharge Liquid Boost is a unique liquid supplement, can be mixed with water, used as a drench, top-dressed on feed or administered via a medicator. Use during stress or on show day. Contains multiple prebiotics, electrolytes, niacin, vitamins and flavors to support digestive health and promote water and feed intake. Effective on all species.