Young pigs have a tremendous potential for growth. However, weaning represents a significant challenge to every pig and the success of this process is crucial to the lifetime performance of the pig.
There are many factors that affect the success of the pig post-weaning including health, management and environment. However, nursery nutrition plays a key role. High feed intake post-weaning promotes growth and health during the entire grow-finish period. Pigs that consume 100 g extra feed per day during the first week post-weaning are 1.5 kg heavier towards the end of the nursery phase. It is well known that 1 kg of extra weight out of the nursery translates into an extra 2–4 kg at slaughter. That’s up to 5 days faster to market.
Feeding Provimi pig products ensures your pigs get off to a good start, maximizing intake and growth early on. With today’s feed costs, good performance in the nursery means better gain and fewer days to market, the end result is a better bottom line.