Formulation secrets revealed for modern piglet feeds

Formulation secrets revealed for modern piglet feeds

The industry must stop looking at piglet feed as a cost and rather think of it as an investment. (Dusan Petkovic | Bigstock.com)

Designing a high-quality piglet feed requires attention and knowledge for each ingredient and nutrient involved.

Feeding weaned pigs remains a challenge – not because we lack the supporting science, technology and experience to provide adequate nutrition and feeds to recently weaned pigs. In fact, the whole field of piglet nutrition has made great leaps in the past 30 years to the point we can safely declare that post-weaning feed anorexia – or refusal to eat dry feed – is no longer an issue. That is, at least, in theory and in many advanced farms that follow correct procedures.