SYNERGISTICALLY IMPROVING LIVEABILITY
A recent study has shown that a novel protease/ probiotic combination can increase liveability rates in grower-finisher pigs while also improving growth rates. It’s part of a new scientific approach focused on helping producers make strategic feed decisions to improve animal performance and maximize commercial return.
High production costs for grower-finisher pigs mean every element is under scrutiny to deliver maximum value for money. None more so than feed, which is widely acknowledged as the single larg-
est expense. So, every pig that is unable to thrive or lost to disease – a very real cause of mortality in intensive commercial systems – represents a significant financial hit for producers. This makes avoiding potential losses through improved liveability a high priority – particularly in view of the fact that successful strategies can lead to an average benefit of around US$1 per head, according to the calculations of some commercial producers.
With this in mind, a new meta-analysis of four trials has identified an adaptive protease/probiotic combination (Syncra SWI), that not only increases the liveability of grower-finisher pigs, but also improves feed conversion ratios relative to control diets.
Webinar: NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES TO REDUCE POULTRY FEED COSTS: WHAT’S NEW?
Please join our webinar to learn about:
- Role of enzyme application to achieve a longer life cycle of Layers
- Advances in phytase development and application research to improve the efficiency of broiler performance and cost
- A few practical considerations to phytase application – matrix values, mixing uniformity, and thermostability.