Connect OnFarm has announced the registration approval of Fortress — a feed supplement tailored for Canadian and U.S. production that uniquely combines several top areas of innovative feed science into a single, powerful, synergistic blend. Key components include latest generation yeast bioactives, medium chain fatty acids, short chain fatty acids and multi-carbohydrase enzymes.
The formulation has been extensively tested at a commercial scale at several operations resulting in record improvements. It was developed based on robust science including extensive Connect OnFarm data and insights harvested from real world farming conditions. In commercial evaluation trials with select operations in Montana and Alberta, this technology has shown a range of dramatic benefits including key advantages related to slashing bacterial and viral threats while supporting optimal performance.
Among standout results attributed to the Fortress intervention, farms have decimated streptococcus suis (S. suis) incidence, greatly reduced overall sow mortality, increased pigs per litter and dramatically boosted feed efficiency/gain. The new feed technology has also allowed for antibiotic free production as a preferred approach for cost and efficiency advantages even when there is not a market requirement. The formulation is utilized as a ‘health pack’ supplement added to feed, easily integrated on top of the existing nutrition and health program.