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Using nutrition to set young pigs up for success 

  • Farmers need high-quality ingredients and consistency to improve and carefully manage animal health, wellbeing, and performance.

  • With so much innovation and change coming from new research and tools, producers need trusted information on the latest technology and studies – particularly on how to raise young pigs as they are more susceptible to diseases and stress during this early stage of life.

  • Different countries have different conditions, such as sow productivity level, management practices, climate etc. You need to make sure that you have the right feed for your environment.

 

Using nutrition to set young pigs up for success

Nothing so significantly impacts the health, growth, and viability of production animals—and the overall success of customer operations—like the nutrition provided to animals during the early stages of their lives. Young animal nutrition plays a critical role in developing immunity and digestive health, promoting efficient weight gain and reducing mortality for young pigs. But the success of young animal nutrition relies on three things: high quality & consistent ingredients and nutritional solutions, timing, and innovative solutions.

In fact: high-quality feed allows for consistency

Farmers need high-quality ingredients and consistency in feed to improve and carefully manage animal health, wellbeing and performance. They need carefully selected high-quality raw materials. When you have feed with consistent quality, you know what to expect from it and can predict its effects on-farm and in animals. Look for feed that is manufactured with a rigorous focus on biosecurity, feed safety, and quality.

Knowing the “when” and “how”

With so much innovation and change coming from new research and tools, producers need trusted information on the latest technology and studies – particularly the latest information on the “when”, i.e. the right time to provide nutrition and the “how”, i.e. the best young animal farm management practices. You need guidance, supported by an extensive team of experts on the topic. That includes nutritionists, formulation specialists and comprehensive customer support who work closely with you to apply these solutions and use the latest in micronutrition and digital capabilities to help achieve your goals. They can help you by providing the latest nutrition information on when to wean pigs and how to provide the feed, such as the quantity and how much water to mix.

Mix and match solutions to optimize return

Every pig and farm is different. Different countries have different conditions, such as sow productivity, management practices and more. You need to make sure that you have the right feed for your environment to accomplish your goals. Look for a feed supplier with a portfolio that includes milk replacers, neonatal & transition feeds and concentrates, starter feeds and concentrates, processed ingredients, additives, and digital solutions. All these things can be used to create a nutritional solution that is optimal for specific environments.

Once they’re off to the best start possible, young animals deliver higher performance throughout their entire lives, helping drive profitability.

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