Nutritional Articles

  • PIG - BREEDING, HEALTH & NUTRITION LAY THE BASIS FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE

    18 Jan 2018

    Rarely in life do we meet someone with such passion for pig production as I did on a recent visit to a weaner production unit. The producer in question through modesty wishes to remain anonymous but his attention to detail is rarely surpassed. Being a weaner producer, the number of pigs produced is vitally important but quality is fundamental as well, because piglets below a given weight are no...

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  • PIG - Creep Feeding - Importance of the First Seven Days of Life

    23 Jan 2017

    The importance of how we treat the pig in the first seven days post weaning is often underestimated. This is one of the most traumatic times in a young pig’s life. Up until this point, the piglet has lived exclusively within a small group of around 10 to 14, fed on mother’s milk and hopefully has had provided to it a quantity of quality creep feed. Weaning day brings about many changes includin...

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