Larger litters with nutrient paste for sows
Feeding a new productivity enhancer to sows that are about to give birth is
said to be resulting in an additional 1.75 piglets per
The new energy and micronutrient paste, called ParturAid, was introduced last
Agromek by British animal health and nutrition company SCA NuTec. The product,
to be administered orally, is meant to improve sow and piglet health and overall
Reduction of stillborn piglets
conducted by parent company Provimi have shown that the product reduces the
number of stillborn piglets and pre-weaning deaths by an average of 0.79 per
litter, equivalent to an extra 1.75 piglets reared per sow per year.This
represents a return on investment of over 7:1, or a cost per sow of around
The paste is meant to boost energy and co-nutrient levels to
reduce fatigue, stress and dystocia, leading to faster farrowing, reduced levels
of stillbirth and neonatal mortality.
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