One-year commercial demonstration: MINTREX® trace minerals on sow productivity and longevity
Healthy sows and thriving offspring are key to a productive operation. Elevated and unsustainable replacement rates and increased sow stress are a reality many producers are facing. Novus solutions can help manage replacement rates, optimize production and support developing embryos and resulting piglets, allowing sows and their progeny to reach full genetic potential.
To maximize pigs per sow lifetime, feeding and managing the sow herd to maximize replacement gilt birthweight followed by a focused gilt development feeding program can increase sow productivity, longevity and profitability.
Bis-chelated trace minerals optimize key production parameters above levels obtained by other organic/inorganic mineral sources, directly increasing customer profitability by maximizing sow retention rate, the number of weaned pigs and progeny birthweight (Zhao et al., 2012).
Maximizing Sow Lifetime Productivity and Mitigating Seasonal Anestrus
Dr. Mark Bertram, First Choice Livestock
Megan Hammond, Novus International, Inc.
Jane Byrne, FeedNavigator
Pedro Urriola, University of Minnesota
Dr. Juxing Chen, Novus International, Inc.
Feeding of today's sows from a practical standpoint
Dr. Laura Greiner, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University
Studies show the following results for sows fed MINTREX®
Strong Sows with MINTREX® Trace Minerals
Promotes Retention Rates and Reproductive Performance in Sows
Maximize Sow Profitability with MINTREX® Chelated Trace Minerals
FEEDNAVIGATOR: Improving swine production profitability with the use of bis -chelated trace minerals
Interventions to better deal with IUGR piglets
MINTREX® Trace Minerals - Effect on Sow Productivity and Longevity
Read "Nutrition of Hyperprolific Sows"
Complete the form to receive a digital copy of the book Nutrition of Hyperprolific Sows. The book is a comprehensive compilation of data and information on the ever-changing nutritional requirements of the modern hyperprolific sow. The collaborators, led by Dr. Antonio Palomo Yagüe, set out to build a compendium of knowledge that could be used as a central reference on the current challenges faced with these sows. This book can serve as a reference for nutritionists, researchers, veterinarians, producers, professors, geneticists and allied swine industry personnel.
The book is a result of an international effort involving several industry professionals representing all facets of nutrition, health, production and research. The team has assembled feeding recommendations and trends in feeding, established new nutritional requirements for these hyperprolific sows and defined the link between nutrition, endocrine status and reproduction in pigs.