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APPLIED FEEDING OF LACTATING HYPER-PROLIFIC SOWS

Written by Thomas Sønderby Bruun, Senior Specialist, SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre, thsb@seges.dk Abstract The correct feeding strategy for the lactating sow is frequently discussed, and the aim of this article is to describe the latest research results and how they should be used to support nursing capacity, average daily litter gain and subsequent reproduction. A backfat thickness at farrowing of 16 – 19 mm is furthermore a prerequisite for a succesful farrowing and a high milk production. Recent research has shown that preweaning mortality is low, and that sows that are standardised with 14 medium to large piglets are …

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IMPROVE PIGLET PERFORMANCE IN THE FARROWING PERIOD

Written by Christoph Hutter, Product Manager Feed Additives, ADDCON GmbH and Dr. Christian Lückstädt, Technical Director Feed, ADDCON GmbH. The successful rearing of many high-quality DanBred piglets is centred around the attentive management of the sows as well as the piglets. When working with new-born piglets, it is important to look at all factors that influence and determine their subsequent performance, as this can directly influence the success of the overall pig production. The piglets’ first contact with the outside environment is important, both for their future growth and health. One of the most common causes of piglet losses in …

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MAXIMISING SOW PERFORMANCE IN LACTATION

Written by Christoph Hutter, Product Manager Feed Additives, ADDCON GmbH and Dr. Christian Lückstädt, Technical Director Feed, ADDCON GmbH. DanBred breeding sows deliver extraordinary reproductive results, therefore an attentive focus on feeding and body condition during lactation will lead to consistent reproductive performance and high lifetime productivity. Supporting sows with the regular use of potassium diformate (KDF) in lactation diets has been shown to improve the overall condition of sows as well as support immediate piglet growth and litter performance. The effect of organic acids in pig production has been examined world-wide, in particular the use of potassium diformate (KDF, …

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DanBred and sustainable production

DanBred’s breeding progress not only ensures a better economic result for you as a pig producer. With increasing progress, particularly in feed conversion, we also contribute to making your production more environmentally sustainable. Economic and environmental benefits Environmental sustainability is high on the agenda of public debate – not just among the general public at large, but also specifically within the agricultural sector. In this sector, progress is ongoing in areas such as slurry acidification, regular slurry discharge and feed conversion, and DanBred’s breeding programme plays an important role in the effort to ensure more sustainable and climate-friendly productions now …

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OPTIMISING GUT HEALTH FOR SOW LONGEVITY USING ORGANIC ACIDS

Written by Christoph Hutter, Product Manager Feed Additives, ADDCON GmbH and Dr. Christian Lückstädt, Technical Director Feed, ADDCON GmbH. Gut health of the pig is today one of the most important things for the profitable pig production, and in particular the longevity and productivity of the highly productive DanBred sow. Gut health basically means a balance between good and bad microflora inside the intestine. If that balance goes in direction of increasing number of bad microflora (which is very possible due to excellent conditions for living and growth for pathogenic bacteria in intestine), the ideal health and production conditions can …

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The effect of Mycotoxins on Swine Fertility

Written by Konstantinos Sarantis, Product Manager Mycotoxin Risk Management, Biomin Swine fertility has a significant effect on farm profitability and the number of pigs produced per sow per year is a key factor when defining production costs per pig. Modern pig genetics such as DanBred come with an extraordinary genetic potential for reproductive performance. Focused attention on feeding and especially quality of raw materials will set a prime starting point on the road to release the genetic potential for consistently high lifetime productivity. What are Mycotoxins? Mycotoxins are found in most raw feed materials worldwide, and can have a direct …

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