Using nutrient kinetics as part of diet formulation enables pig producers to use raw materials in a targeted way, allowing higher inclusion levels of more cost-effective local feedstuffs, say two animal nutrition specialists.
A low dose of functional amino acid combinations can improve performance and gut health parameters in monogastrics, namely in piglets at weaning, coccidiosis challenged birds, heard attendees at EAAP’s 2nd Amino Acid Academy in Paris last month.
Allowing piglets to reach a desired body weight before introducing a new diet could improve their performance, according to work done at the Northern Ireland based Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).
Bacteriophages, probiotics, postbiotics and vaccines offer potential as alternatives to antibiotics to control E. coli associated challenges in pigs. But such additives need additional well-designed experiments and field-based work, finds a new review.
Hamlet Protein, a Danish producer of soy-based protein ingredients for young animals, collaborated with international pig breeding company, Danbred, on the development of a new manual aimed at optimized pig feeding.
PerformaNat, a startup with a focus on the prevention of gastrointestinal diseases and metabolic disorders in animals as well as in boosting their immune system, has launched a new phytogenic derived feed supplement for pigs.
A recently published study by Danish researchers showed milk replacer with high levels of starch – wheat flour - could potentially increase piglets’ feed intake and also mature those animals' small intestines prior to weaning.
Feeding insoluble fiber better promotes growth performance and nutrient digestibility in piglets in the first two weeks post-weaning compared to soluble fiber, found China based animal scientists, in a new paper.
A product, based on proprietary fungal fermented rye, is aimed at supporting pig farmers as they move away from a reliance on antibiotics for herd management in that it reduces the animal’s exposure to harmful pathogens, says Trouw Nutrition.