Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Health and Weather

 Well getting ready to head to Richmond, IN for the NSR Extravaganza and wanted to share some thoughts with you.  As we travel from all parts of the country to purchase pigs at this event or to pick up pre purchased stock, be aware of the weather conditions.  This week looks like one that can shape up to be hard on livestock again.  We will be warm during the day and cool at night(perfect for sick stock) not to mention we are going to stress them by moving them and hauling them to new locations.  Be aware of moisture, heat, cold and feed/water intake.  The best advice that I can give you is give your new purchases a shot of draxin or excede to try to minimize any problems that may occur.  Also communicate with the breeder and find out what environment they were in before they were moved.  Safe travels and look forward to visiting with you in Richmond.

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