Successful pig production depends on many factors: a consistently high feed intake in piglets right from the start, best feed conversion, the development and maintenance of a stable digestive system, high milk quality and quantity of the lactating sow, and uniformity of the litter - all these are challenges to overcome for profitable piglet production.
To meet these challenges successfully, it needs a high reproductive performance of the sow, a high level of piglet vitality and an uniform growth with high feed intake in pigs.
Pig(let) production faces many challenges
However, genetic advances in piglet production not only lead to larger litter sizes, but also to new challenges: larger litter sizes mean reduced piglets’ weights. Piglets with a lower birth weight often have a reduced survival rate, poor feed conversion and weight gain, which increases days to slaughter. In addition, there are high weight losses and decreased milk production due to reduced feed intake of sows during the lactation period. This not only impairs the current litter performance – but also future reproductive performance such as fertility, litter size and farrowing rate.
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Every piglet lost before weaning is a loss of income per sow and every extra day until the pig is marketed increases production costs. In addition, lack of uniformity of body weight in the litters makes weaning more difficult and ultimately it will impact on the management of the pigs at later stages and also increases losses.
Litter performance begins in the gut
An optimal start at weaning is the basis for a successful pig production. Especially a high feed intake in pigs early on, best feed conversion and an optimal daily gain is crucial in order to support the development of healthy piglets. Thus, adequate growth performance and vitality of piglets right from the start is only possible with high-quality sow milk, a high feed palatability and optimal digestion. In order for the sow and piglets to be able to absorb and use the nutrients from feed and milk optimally it is necessary to maintain a healthy intestinal tract.
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Fresta™ F – rely on sow and piglet performance right from the start
- Improves feed intake and thereby nutrient utilization, thus contributing to enhanced piglet uniformity and milk quality in sows
- Supports growth performance in piglets and limits body weight loss of sows during lactation
- Supports feed conversion in piglets and contributes to higher profitability of pig production
Fresta™ F is effective in overall swine production: Due to its special composition of selected phytogenic components, Fresta™ F contributes to an optimized and profitable pig production. By increasing feed intake in pigs and thereby daily gain, Fresta™ F supports their development and simultaneously optimizes feed conversion. Sows benefit from increased feed intake and milk production during lactation which ultimately improves litter performance.
Fresta™ F enhances feed intake in sows during lactation due to its composition of selected aromatic phytogenics.
Proven efficiency in piglets
Fresta™ F was authorized in the EU as a performance enhancer in weaned piglets between 2012 and 2022.