Pigs benefit from oregano supplement
Ropadiar, a feed supplement for pigs and poultry based
on the natural herb oregano, is being marketed following 18 months of successful
trials on farms in Yorkshire.
The appetiser and flavouring agent, marketed by GE
Baker (UK) Ltd of Woolpit, Suffolk, is said to increase feed intake, and
consequently to improve growth rate, particularly with weaners, growing pigs and
Ropadiar, made by Ropapharm International, the Netherlands, contains oregano
oils extracted from specially-selected plants. These are reported to contain
antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic and anti-oxidative properties with a
positive effect on the immune system.
In addition, it is used in lactation diets in the Netherlands where heavier
weaning weights by increased sow feed intake have been reported.
Ropadiar is available in 25kg bags and 7.5 kg tubs and can be added to diets
between 150g and 500g per tonne.
Ropadiar (in Dutch)
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