Improving Sow Performance

Surveys show that young sows (under parity 3) are largely culled due to feet and leg problems and reproductive failure. The key to retaining young sows in the herd is to make sure they are consuming enough feed. Prevention and early treatment of lameness and claw injuries will help maintain feed consumption and improve sow reproductive performance and longevity.

 

Trace Mineral Benefits

Building a healthy foot requires adequate amounts of balanced nutrients. Research has shown that each of the following trace minerals play a critical role in helping sows build strong, healthy feet.

Zinc

  • For corium health, wound healing, as well as sole, heel and wall horn strength/elasticity

Manganese

  • For joints, tendons and bone density

Copper

  • For connective tissue, white line health, as well as sole, heel and wall horn strength/elasticity

Availa®Sow, from Zinpro Performance Minerals®, contains a unique combination of zinc, manganese and copper specifically formulated to help optimize the foot health and lifetime reproductive performance of sows, gilts and boars.

 

Performance Minerals for Swine

Zinpro Performance Minerals®, when fed as part of your overall swine nutrition program, can help build the foundation for long-term success. As the industry leader, our time-tested and proven performance minerals are the only true performance minerals on the market. As the most research-proven organic trace mineral products in the industry, Zinpro Performance Minerals deliver improved performance and greater profitability to swine operations around the world.