Over the past ten years, sows' litter size has increased substantially. Now, litters of more than 14 piglets are no exception. An increase in the number of piglets born live is of course welcome, but it is increasingly difficult to raise them. The sow is not able to feed the extra piglets sufficiently to ensure they grow, and the piglets are placed with artificial and/or foster sows. Trouw Nutrition Sloten offers the Nuklospray Yoghurt to keep more piglets with the sow.
Piglets suffer a deficit without additional feeding
Even a sow with 14 good teats will be unable to feed all her piglets sufficiently because absolute milk production will be too low to fully exploit the piglets' growth potential. Piglets will thus suffer a clear deficit if no measures are taken.
Piglets should preferably be moved only when there are no other options. The solution? Additional feeding with Nuklospray Yoghurt immediately following the colostrum period. It works very well in practice. This new pre-weaning solution offers many benefits, and is instantly applicable to every farm.
Why young piglets benefit from Nuklospray Yoghurt?
Nuklospray Yoghurt is a supplementary liquid feed for young piglets which is given in addition to sow milk from day 1 to 14. It contains three times as much dry matter as regular milk substitutes. Yoghurt is designed to support all piglets, including the smaller ones to survive and thrive and avoid overeating, while supporting good functioning of the digestive system. It is a very palatable and highly digestible component.
Nuklospray Yogurt has been tested extensively in practice, with excellent results.
Trial farms show an average increase of 1 to 1.5 piglets raised per litter and dry matter intake of more than 500 grams in addition to the sow's milk. This results in a higher weaning weight. Nuklospray Yoghurt therewith makes a substantial difference. Right from day one, the product meets the energy needs of young piglets. Because the piglets consume yoghurt in addition to sow's milk, they soon become used to solid feed, making a smooth transition to it –both before and after weaning.
How to use Nuklospray Yoghurt?
Nuklospray Yoghurt is feeding concept designed for all piglets in the farrowing pen and not just for the ones that stay behind. The product is distinguished by its rich composition and its specific yoghurt form which means it contains more dry matter than regular milk replacers. As a result, piglets have improved energy intake as of day one, and grow far better.
The additional feeding process itself is simple. Use a sprinkler can to pour yoghurt into a feeding bowl twice a day. With the right dosage, the piglets will empty the bowl themselves and there is no need for cleaning.