BRUSSELS (November 3, 2017) – Modern sows are now more productive than ever before due to tremendous advancements in the industry, but this new generation of sows brings a new set of challenges that require innovative nutrition and health management solutions.
Maternal nutrition can be an important resource to help nursery piglets to thrive. MINTREX® supplementation in sow diets not only increases birthweight, but also improves post-weaning growth rate which altogether gives a mostly needed running start to piglets. See the research here.
Many nutritionists are faced with a plethora of mineral choices with not much information on the differences between them. The differences between minerals create different results and should be understood in order to maximize profitability. This brochure breaks down the differences between MINTREX® and other mineral sources.
There are countless problems associated with early piglet development, yet despite efforts to overcome these, producers leave growth potential, and ultimately money, on the table.
Due to breeding for larger litter sizes, producers have more piglets per litter, but in some cases more challenges. Leading swine experts, Dr. Mercedes Vasquez-Anon, Senior Director of Animal Nutrition Research and Facilities for Novus International, Inc., and Dr. Sung Woo Kim, Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University, explain the science behind the modern sow and the effects nutrition has on fetal and mammary development, milk production and the performance trajectory of her piglets.