Provimi: Reprofish piglet fishmeal research

04-12-2009 | |

To ensure economical production of pigs and poultry, and the current rise in fishmeal prices Provimi is emphasizing its new piglet research on fishmeal replacer: Reprofish.

Recent results indicate a significant improvement on average daily gain in a large scale piglet trial (see Table 1). This is in line with previous work done at the Provimi research farms worldwide.

Reprofish is based on Provisoy, the thermo-mechanical treated soybean meal that acts as an alternative protein source. Furthermore Reprofish is balanced on amino acids, carnitine and omega-3 to ensure the benefits as noticed from the inclusion of fishmeal.

Table 1: Provimi piglet research on replacement of fishmeal
No. of piglets©210209
Weight at start (kg)5.05.0
Final weight (kg)©12.513.0
Daily gain (g)268a287b
Daily feed intake (g)328333
Feed conversion ratio1.231.17

©a,b Means within a row with different superscripts differ significantly (p<0.05)