Liquid feeding: advantages for piglets up to weaning

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Liquid feeding: advantages for piglets up to weaning

Hyper-prolific sows are commonly used in the European swine industry to increase the number of liveborn piglets per litter. But this presents modern pig farmers with serious challenges when it comes to pig nutrition. The sow's finite milk yield limits the feed intake and growth potential of the litter. This in turn can lead to non-uniform litters at weaning. Foster sows can be used to supply extra milk, but this can negatively impact the litter index.

The need for additional nutrients

Modern piglets are born with a huge feed intake capacity. At a very young age, they are able to absorb a large amount of nutrients. But the average daily growth rate of piglets in large litters can decrease after day 16. This is because the sow cannot provide enough nutrients on her own to sustain the daily growth rate of her piglets. To maintain the growth rate and wean heavy litters, additional nutrients are required.

Wean more and heavier piglets

With Neopigg® RescueCare in the farrowing room, farmers can boost feed intake 24 hours a day by providing piglets with a highly digestible milk and liquid pre-starter in addition to the sow, in most cases. As a result, they can leave surplus piglets with the sow in most cases, reduce reliance on foster sows, and wean more and heavier piglets.

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Neopigg® RescueCare

The complete liquid feed concept for piglets. Neopigg® RescueCare enables you to meet your piglets feed requirements up to weaning, by specialized, automated equipment that provides fresh liquid feed 24 hours a day.

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The impact of liquid feed versus dry feed

Using the Neopigg® RescueCare automated liquid feeding concept can significantly increase the dry matter intake of piglets compared to dry feed intake pre-weaning.

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Recommended feeding schedules

Suited for sow farms with over 13 live born piglets per litter on average, the Neopigg® RescueCare feeding system can be set up and adjusted to a farm's specific layout and pig nutrition objectives.

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New formula, more growth

Based on your feedback we've improved Neopigg® RescueMilk and Neopigg® Smooth! Learn more by downloading the free brochure.

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