The importance of understanding how protein plays a part in piglet growth
Learn how protein plays a part in piglet growth
Protein for piglets can cause a dilemma for farmers, on the one hand it stimulates growth, but on the other it can increase the incidence of diarrhea. You can read our blog post 'The farmer's dilemma'. This was a key concern for Cargill researchers when developing a solution to help pig producers reduce reliance on antibiotics and therapeutic zinc.
Cargill spent over four years developing the Neopigg® Shield concept Shield which contains swine-gut-fermentable protein, a key element in helping pig producers maintain growth with a reduced reliance on therapeutic zinc. Editor of Pig Progress, Vincent ter Beek, visited Cargill's Global Innovation Centre in Velddriel to find out how pig feeding concepts are created and what swine-gut-fermentable protein is. You can read Vincent's article here, the article is only available in English.
The farmer's dilemma; too much or too little protein for piglets?
Find out how you can maintain piglet growth while minimizing the chance for intestinal imbalance to occur.
The science behind Neopigg® Shield
Ever wanted to know how nutrients work together to stimulate growth and gut health post weaning? Find out how nutrients in Neopigg® Shield help to develop the piglet's digestive system through four modes of action and how these can facilitate a reduction in the reliance on antibiotics and therapeutic zinc while maintaining growth.
Optimum feed intake contributes to good piglet growth performance
Many pig producers find their piglets refuse feed in the period immediately post weaning. Take control of piglet growth performance and find out how feeding strategies can encourage a smooth transition at weaning.