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Soya-yeast supplement preforms well in piglet feed trials

In two recent feeding trials done at Leuven University and University of Arkansas HP 800 Booster, from Hamlet Protein, has shown good results when fed to nursery piglets.

HP 800 Booster is a gentle soya-yeast supplement for piglet feed - developed specially to boost feed intake of chal­lenged piglets for faster, naturally healthy growth. It is an ingredient for creep feed (Phase I) targeted at challenged piglets aged 2-5 weeks (4-10kg). It is available in both a GM- and a non-GM version.

It has been found a cost-efficient alternative to blood plasma during a feeding trial performed at Leuven University in Belgium. By the end of the trial, the piglets fed the supplement were also more uniform in weight.

Another feeding trial performed at the University of Arkansas, USA has confirmed that the addition of the soya-yeast supplement to piglet feed already containing blood plasma improves feed intake. This results in lower costs compared to more complex nursery diets with fishmeal, higher levels of plasma and a higher lactose content. Even when HP 800 Booster was no longer included in the diet, the study found that piglets fed the supplement at an earlier stage continued to gain more in weight.

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