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.
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.
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.