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.
It is well known that antibiotics inhibit growth of certain pathogenic microorganisms and can be used to boost piglet performance. However, the demand for antibiotic-free pork and the reduction of antibiotics as growth promoters in pig production creates a need for holistic approaches to sustain intestinal health and thriving piglets. Protease supplementation helps piglets to digest protein, which minimizes many factors which are detrimental to gut health. Similarly, certain organic acids can reduce growth of pathogenic bacteria in the gut, which improves gut health and performance.