Swine / Pigs
Please be sure to sign up for the remind group if you have not already. This is the quickest way I’ll be sending out announcements for everyone to see. The code is: @wisdpig text this to 81010 to be added if you have not already.
Here are the dates for weigh-ins, so you can plan accordingly:
Texas Youth Livestock & Agriculture - Swine
Texas 4H - Swine
Good Evening! I just wanted to send out a few reminders now that the majority of students have gotten their pigs.
The boars in the barn will be castrated very soon, I am currently in contact with Dr. Wallis to set up a few days that he will come up to cut pigs.
The following needs to be prepared for when Dr. Wallis comes to cut your pig.
Just a reminder that only Wylie ISD students with projects in the barn are allowed in the barn, along with their families. Under no circumstances are students not involved in FFA, or without projects in the barn allowed in the barn under any circumstances. Breeders may be allowed in the barn ONCE per month, with at least one-week prior notice to the species sponsor and that sponsor being present at the time the breeder is there. Failure to abide by these rules will result in a barn write-up.
If you are attending jackpots without the species sponsor, please notify that sponsor before you go to the jackpot. Upon returning from the jackpot, take your pig immediately to the wash rack and wash it. This will aide in the prevention of sickness that may have been brought from the jackpot being spread around the barn. If you are needing to use the supporter club trailer, remember to use the clipboard by the barn office to sign it out. We will have jackpots that we will attend as a pig show team in the coming future. I will send out a signup genius when those dates are confirmed.
We have started our bi-weekly weigh-ins on Thursday evening from 4:40-6:30PM. You will receive WSS points for attending weigh-ins. Please be in attendance to these weigh-ins, as you will be receiving feed advice for you pig. You must have your folder with your weight card filled out prior to weighing you pig.
If anyone has any questions for any reason, please reach out to me.
Wylie East FFA Advisor