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Fine-tuning feed additive management
Marnie van Barneveld

Long term reproductive performance can be negatively impacted by poor quality raw materials, or by lack of focus on feed intake and health of gilts and sows. Careful gilt management is extremely important to ensure that the investment in these replacement animals is paid back in the ensuing years.


The aim for both gilts and sows is to maintain body condition as much as possible through lactation, so that they are in a good position to breed again. Feed additives that promote feed intake during lactation and stabilise gut microflora during times of stress can be money well spent, as these animals are the foundation for the future.


In tough times it may be tempting to save a few dollars per tonne of feed and remove them, but you need to ask ''What is the long term impact of this action on reproductive performance?''


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