Piglets feed and water management Piglets feed and water management

Managing feed and water for piglets

Piglets, whose bodies are composed of 80% water at birth, require direct access to ample quantities of clean, fresh water as well as quality feed to thrive. Managing livestock carefully from the start benefits both farmers and animals. This will lead to improved production and financial results over the long term.

Monitoring water quality

Good management of drinking water quality is essential to support piglet health and performance.

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Ensuring quality ingredients

The success of any nutritional strategy starts with the quality of the raw materials. Trouw Nutrition has developed programmes to maximize the quality standards of feed ingredients, focused on two crucial pillars: nutritional value and feed safety.

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Managing feed intake

Our unique electronic feeding stations for post-weaned piglets show that teaching them how to eat is critically important to their successful rearing. Offering creep feed doubles the success rate of continuous post-weaning feed intake, ensuring proper gut function and integrity and reducing the risk of digestive disorders.

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Feed preservation for piglets

Raw material quality can be affected by physical, chemical and especially, microbiological risks, including bacteria, moulds, yeasts and mycotoxins. These microbes not only affect the nutritional quality of feed but may also lead to reduced animal performance. Particularly Mycotoxin contamination poses a risk, since it can cause clinical or subclinical symptoms resulting in reduced productivity, suppressed immunity and various pathological effects on organs and tissues. Additionally, microbes such as Salmonella have implications for public health as well. Controlling the level of feed safety often demands an integrated approach, with monitoring at each part of the feed supply chain.

Piglet diets should be formulated not only to meet nutritional requirements but to stimulate digestive functioning and fully support the immune system as it matures.
Dr. Jessika van Leeuwen – Global Programme Manager Gut Health Swine

Our offering in supporting feed preservation

Selko - A complete package of feed additive solutions
Optimal animal performance and business success with NutriOpt
Profish Ω - Fishmeal protein and fish oil replacer