Invited by Novus International, Inc. to speak during Eurotier, Peter Theil, a researcher with the Department of Animal Science - Molecular Nutrition and Reproduction at Aarhus University, speaks about the relevance, measurement and requirements of amino acids in feed on colostrum, fetal and milk production in hyperprolific sows.
Reaching a beneficial intestinal microbiota early in life is desirable for piglets, as microbiota will impact their future health. The contribution of gastrointestinal tract microbiota to pig health and performance, including metabolism of nutrients, stimulation of immune response, and protection is becoming increasingly evident.
This summer, Novus put in the next generation of tank telemetry at mills that include enhanced features. Our systems manager, Dr. Johnny Wilson, takes us through what makes Novus unique:
Diets include supplemental zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and manganese (Mn) - often as inorganic salts or inorganic
crystalline forms. The disadvantage of these inorganic sources is the mineral is unprotected from numerous
antagonisms and interactions in the digestive tract. Consequently, the mineral can bind to these antagonists,
preventing absorption. This can result in mineral inadequacies for achieving optimum health, performance, or
structural integrity or extra costs to over-feed minerals that aren’t utilized by the animal.