Sow paste: extra 1.75 piglets per year
Feeding a new productivity enhancer to sows that are about to give birth is
said to be resulting in an additional 1.75 piglets per
The new energy and micronutrient paste, called ParturAid, was introduced last
Agromek by British animal health and nutrition company SCA NuTec.
product, to be administered orally, is meant to improve sow and piglet health
and overall productivity.
Reduction of stillborn
Trials conducted by parent company Provimi have shown that
the product reduces the number of stillborn piglets and pre-weaning deaths by an
average of 0.79 per litter, equivalent to an extra 1.75 piglets per
This represents a return on investment of over 7:1, or a cost
per sow of around €2.23.
The paste is meant to boost energy and
co-nutrient levels to reduce fatigue, stress and dystocia - leading to faster
farrowing, reduced levels of stillbirth and neonatal
Related web sites:
â€¢ SCA NuTec
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