Pork Technical Library
Management of weaning matters, actually this is not true, management of weaning is critical. Unfortunately, so few stockpeople really understand weaning.
ALESSANDRA MONTEIRO, ARTURO PIÑON and PASCAL PEU explain that although sulfur is an essential nutrient in swine diets, it is associated with hydrogen sulfide emissions, which can cause odors, gut health problems, respiratory distress and be a source of air, water and soil pollution.
BALACHANDAR JAYARAMAN, PRADEEP KRISHNAN and LUKAS BAUER discuss how a natural creatine precursor guanidino acetic acid supplies creatine, ensuring that high energy demanding cells (particularly muscles) are supplied sufficiently, improving the performance and carcass quality of finisher pigs.
Supplementing sows’ diets with yeast has been shown to help manipulate bacteria in their gut, thereby encouraging beneficial bacteria to colonize the piglet’s gut pre-weaning. This ensures piglets are better prepared to manage weaning stresses writes ALLAN SALAZAR.