A combination of PigletPlus© and SupraPlus©
Weaning is a traumatic time for the young piglet, as the animal faces sudden social, environmental and nutritional stressors. During the first 3 to 4 days post-weaning, it loses weight and may not consume enough feed or water to meet its needs. As a consequence, immediately after weaning there is a significant slowdown on the growth rate, that drops below the genetic potential of the animal.
Shortening the post-weaning gap results in many productive and economic benefits, such in a 10% better daily weight gain during the whole nursery period; 7% savings in feed during the nursery and fattening periods; and 8 to 14 days less needed to reach market weight.
Within our ChampionPig© program, that focuses on pregnant and lactating sows and piglets until the end of nursery, we have designed a combination of products (PigletPlus© and SupraPlus©) to be used immediately after weaning to promote growth.
In the following trial, the effects of our program have been confirmed.
Conditions of the trial
Animals: post-weaning piglets, from day 21th to 30th of age.
Feed: starter feed coming from the same manufacturer and same batch for trial and control groups. Trial group has been added PigletPlus©.
Health programs: The trial group was treated with SupraPlus© in the drinking water. Other health products were the same for both groups.
Management conditions: the same for trial and control groups.
Feed intake was not possible to record due to technical reasons.
The ChampionPig© program (combination of PigletPlus© in feed and SupraPlus© in drinking water) resulted in a 28% better weight gain.
Average daily weight gain in the ChampionPig© group was 292 g/day, compared to 228 g/day in control group. There are many studies that relate a higher average daily weight gain post-weaning to a faster growth during nursery and fattening period, a better FCR during fattening and to less days needed to reach slaughter weight.
Products of choice
PigletPlus®, our synergistic blend of plant extracts and organic acids for piglets and fattening pigs, to be mixed in feed.
SupraPlus® is a carefully designed combinations of essential oils, electrolytes, rapidly absorbed sugars and vitamin E, to be given by drinking water.
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