Yellow Pig Day 2017 is on Monday, July 17, 2017: Were can you by vitamin C for guinea pigs?
Monday, July 17, 2017 is Yellow Pig Day 2017. Yellow Pig Day - the year of LIVING UNOFFICIALLY Yellow Pig Day
Yellow Pig Day came from within the sixties when two math students from Princeton spent a very long time obsessively examining the amount 17. It appears they went just a little mad eventually, and made the decision to invent the idea of a yellow pig with 17 toes, 17 teeth, and thus forth… Now Yellow Pig Day is an integral part from the academic calendar, and it is celebrated with cake, carols, parades and general revelry.
No need to supplement. Guinea pigs need 1 cup of veggies a day. Feed at least 1/8 of a green/yellow (red and orange are too high in sugar to be fed every day) per pig every day along with other veggies and the guinea pig will get all the vitamin c it needs.
How do you celebrate yellow pig's day?
By Eating Bacon !
how can you get your pig to gain 230 pounds within 2-3 months?
How fast your pig can reach 230 pounds depends on its average daily gain (ADG). The ADG depends on the breed and the gender (boar, gilt, barrow), but is usually around 1.55 pounds per day. (Boars (intact males) gain faster than barrows (castrated males) which gain faster than gilts (females that haven't been bred)). Generally, a pig is in the "finishing" period for 165 days, meaning that when the piglet is weaned at 19-21 days of age, they give the piglet 165 days to reach the market weight of 270 pounds. I don't know how much your pig weighs now or how old it is, but I don't know if you'll have enough time to get it to the required 230 pounds.
I also don't know if there are any special requirements for the show, but you might want to check that before you start adding things to your pig's diet. I do know that some shows have restrictions on what can be fed to the animals, so you should check that out before you decided how you want to go about trying to increase the ADG.
An ionophore can be fed to help promote growth. Another option is to administer Porcine somatotropin to increase the growth rate and leanness of the animal. Depending on the product, this can be given as a sub-cutaneous implant or an intramuscular injection. NOTE: Always read the label to see how the product should be used, the dosage amount, and how and where it should be administered! If the rules don't allow you to inject the animal or use ionophores, you can try the following:
You can add 1-5% fat to the diet of a growing/finishing swine to improve feed conversion and often ADG as well. However, this will often increase the cost of the diet. If you decided to do this, higher quality fat sources, such as soybean oil and choice white grease, should be fed. Tallow and yellow grease are considered to be lower quality. You need to make sure you're feeding a well formulated and balanced diet that contains sources that are high in energy. The energy sources for swine are cereal grains; corn, milo, wheat, and barley. Also, as I said above, fat, is often used to increase the energy density of the diet. Feeding a high energy diet with fat added to increase the energy content should increase the pig's ADG some.
I hope this information helped and good luck raising your pig!