Mortality Doesn’t Have to be Status Quo
“We often think of some level of mortality being the status quo in pig production, but it does not have to be that way.”
Dr. Wes Schweer, Swine Research and Technical Service
Are Your Nursery Metrics Telling You the Whole Story?
We know that the number of piglets born per sow per year has been one of the most critical metrics for success in the nursery. However, as litter sizes continue to increase, we have witnessed a decrease in average piglet weight and an increase in piglet mortality. This increase has also caused more variation in weaned pig quality, decreasing animals’ potential market value. Now, swine producers recognize that the number of piglets isn’t the only sign of success – they need to evaluate their piglet livability through these key metrics:
Feel Confident in the Future for Your Pigs
As you continue to navigate challenges in the swine market, making decisions that impact your pigs performance and productivity can make you feel out of your control.
Facing these challenges, you need to execute successful feed formulations and nutrition programs that drive business success and meet performance goals. But that is only part of the story. The right partners know that collaboration across the board is key to success when it comes to raising robust nursery pigs.
Success Starts with Trusted Partners
The Zinpro team of world-class experts gives you peace of mind that the decisions you make will transform pig health and productivity, while improving immune response, ensuring that your pigs thrive, thus unlocking their full potential.
Build more permanent solutions that will lead to decreased mortality
When facing a clinical Lawsonia intracellularis challenge, pigs supplemented with Availa-Zn in combination with an ileitis vaccine had an average daily gain 13% higher than pigs fed zinc sulfate with the vaccine at 21 days post-inoculation. Additionally, mortality was 80% lower for pigs fed Availa-Zn.
It’s Time to Start the Conversation For Your Pigs
The Zinpro® team of world-class swine experts has the experience, the tools and the solutions to help you transform the performance and productivity of your pigs. Schedule a call today to build a plan that is right for you.