Key issues and related products
Low 70 day weights
Low 70 day weights are difficult to correct to achieve desired slaughter weights, and often result in financial woe. Many factors such as genotypes play a role, but nutrition is a vital step in achieving good 70 day weights (±31kg). We, along with your consultant, can develop adequately formulated rations to ensure nutritional soundness for your pigs; with enough energy, protein quality and essential amino acids.
The rate at which your pigs grow is dependent on various factors, and we, along with your nutritionist can ensure one of those is taken care; the ration formulation. With the ability to offer a range of registered premixes, as well as accommodate custom mixes, our experts will help supply adequate levels of vitamins and trace elements required to help improve the daily gains in your struggling animals.
The immunity of the weaner piglet is critical to ensure growth is not stunted at any point during the early growth phases. This will result in the growth curves always trying to ‘catch up’, and it often takes relatively expensive rations to realize the compensatory growth phenomenon. If immunity is maintained with adequate supply of vitamins and trace elements, along with specialty feed additives such as Beta Inulin, growth later on in the lifecycle of the pig will not be negatively affected.
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by moulds in times of stress, and they confer toxic carry over symptoms into your animals (all livestock species). Mycotoxins are almost impossible to eradicate as they proliferate in the raw materials used in livestock nutrition before, during and post-harvest. In addition, most mycotoxins work in a synergistic manner, resulting in more than one toxin present and acting at any one time. The need to bind and deactivate these toxins has resulted in the development of our toxin binder, which has the added benefit of an immune boosting function; resulting in benefits to the animals even when low levels of mycotoxins are present in the feed.