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We added Frafat F85-10 to our product portfolio in 2021. This product is made from palm stearin fraction and has a high level of palmitic acid. We conducted a feed trial with this product and the main objective was to collect a set of data about Frafat F85-10 under normal European farm level. In this trial, the focus was to monitor:
- Production figures;
- Animal health;
- Different seasons of the year (Winter / Spring / Summer);
- Financial added value.
In this trial, a milk replacer was tested that contains more energy, called Energized Calf Milk (25% fat). We investigated whether lowering the osmolarity of milk replacers benefits the health and growth of calves and do we see enough benefits in health and growth to justify the higher cost price?
Trial conducted at the Swine Innovation Centre (VIC Sterksel), in cooperation with Wageningen University to test the effects of providing Pigipro 2 Milk Wean from day 14 to day 28 on the mortality and growth rates of suckling piglets. The piglets in the Pigipro 2 Milk Wean group had significantly higher growth from day 14 to 22 and continued to grow more from day 22 to day 28.
Trial conducted at the Swine Innovation Centre (VIC Sterksel), in cooperation with Wageningen University, to test the effects of providing Pigipro 1 Milk Care through the Pigipro ALFF on the mortality and growth rates of suckling piglets. The piglets in the Pigipro ALFF group were significantly heavier than their counterparts in the control groups.
Trial conducted at research centre "De Haar", where we compared three levels of ash content (6.5%, 8.5%, 10.5%) in calf milk replacers, to test their effect on performance and health. We concluded that too low or too high ash contents have negative effects on growth.
Trial conducted at research centre "De Haar", where we compared three levels of protein content (17%, 21%, 25%) in calf milk replacers, to test their effect on growth. We concluded that increasing the protein content has a positive diminishing effect on growth.
Description of a trial conducted on 120 piglets, under supervision of the University of Leuven. Feeding Schils SuperSpray resulted into more growth and better feed conversion.
Description of a trial conducted on 156 piglets and 11 sows, under supervision of the University of Leuven. Feeding Pigipro 1 Milk-Y milk replacer resulted into less mortality, higher growth and more homogenous groups.
A comparison between two feeding schedules (35kg and 50kg), conducted on trial farm “De Haar”. More intensive schedules resulted into better growth results, more bodyweight and higher solid feed intake.
There is almost no difference in growth and solid feed intake per period between the feeding of a CMR with (45%) or without SMP.
The results of a trial conducted on three different groups of calves. Feeding more CMR or more grams per liter at the start will result in more growth and better dry feed intake. We recommend a concentration of 150gr CMR + 1L water and more liters during the first 4 weeks.