Improving feed efficiency is one of the aspects of precision feeding, for which the use of in-feed solutions has proven its interest.
Seaweed contains ‘sulphated polysaccharides’ – components that are not found in plants, yeast or microalgae. Yet animals do react well to them. Combining sulphated polysaccharides from green and red algae, a new strategy has seen the light that can help weaner pigs in programmes without antibiotics.
Recent research by University of Novi Sad, Serbia, shows that keeping good environmental conditions in farrowing unit is the key to decrease mortality rates of piglets in the farm.
A combination of algae extracts and clay minerals has shown to increase natural enzymatic digestion in the small intestine, a key factor for optimal nutrient utilisation. Here we share some recent data on pigs from a trial performed by INRA.
Improving digestibility and feed efficiency of farm animals is of upmost importance.