Performance nutrition is the new gateway to achieving greater on-farm performance
There is a growing body of research evidence across animal species that has identified that the performance efficiency of animals can enhanced by targeted nutrition at key phases of an animal's developmental and productive life. This includes performance changes such as growth rate, feed conversion and milk production all of which have financial implications.
As an industry we are trying to get ‘more from less’ and targeted performance nutrition presents a real opportunity for raising an animal’s performance for the rest of its life, helping us all as food producers to achieve greater performance than has been achieved before.
As an industry we are trying to get 'more from less' and targeted precision nutrition can present a real opportunity
Improvements in breeding performance in pigs is leading to the production of more vulnerable piglets which need more inputs to prevent increases in mortality. We see increasing litter sizes with pigs associated with lower birth weights and higher mortality. Targeted nutrition can help to reverse these pressures and trends in mortality.
Reduced Antibiotic Usage
As we seek to reduce antibiotic usage we have less in our armoury for supporting the neonate. Targeted nutrition will help us to step in and fill the gap.
From birth to full production
We are just as interested in the first few days and weeks of an animal’s life as being formative for the rest of its life as we are prior to the animal being born, and even in the run up to conception. We are looking at all of these stages of development as opportunities to switch on lifetime performance and so are interested in the maternal influences on lifetime performance.