TOPSPEC diets can help pig producers cut costs
Reacting to the recent shift in the UK pig industry's
economic circumstances, starter feed specialist Primary Diets has launched a new
range of lower-cost diets based on the latest protein and energy
This new TOPSPEC range comes as many pig producers are struggling to cope
with the ever-rising feed costs that have been a consequence of soaring raw
The new diets have been developed by a team at Primary Diets, now part of the
Associated British Nutrition (ABN) group, to reduce reliance on costly milk
products, while maintaining the best possible nutrition for piglets.
Based on extensive research and development work in conjunction with experts
at the University of Leeds, the new range has already been tested in commercial
farm situations with positive results.
Company spokesman Paul Toplis explains: "These trials revealed the close
interaction between farm environment, piglet health and product.
"I am confident that a large number of pig units will be able to switch to
the lower-cost TOPSPEC range and exploit it fully to achieve highly
He added: "It is always important for producers to challenge the products on
farms to ensure that the diets meet the needs of their units, from maximum
performance to best cost per pig to discover the right starter feed
Full details of TOPSPEC and the other feeds developed by Primary Diets will
be available to producers at the ABN stand at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on May 13 and 14.
â€¢ British Pig
& Poultry Fair
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