Breeding performance

Breeding performance

Our innovative products can help farmers increase the breeding life and reproductive performance of sows and gilts, resulting in a considerable financial benefit.

The average breeding sow achieves only 2.5 litters in her lifetime. Around 30% of replacement gilts fail to produce a single litter. Our range of products can help unlock the potential in breeding females, combating this significant drain on resources.

Strength to succeed

Frame and leg problems are a major cause of premature culling, and a significant expense. Gilts and sows with strong skeletons and good skeletal conformation are able to reproduce to their potential.

Supplementing sow and gilt diets with Hy-D® – the rapidly available and safe metabolite of vitamin D3 – has been shown to:

  • Increase the proportion of gilts selected as replacements
  • Reduce sow culling rates
  • Increase piglets produced per sow

The end result is better lifetime performance for sows, meaning higher profitability.

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DSM Vitamin Supplementation Guidelines in Animal Nutrition 2016

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DSM Vitamin Supplementation Guidelines

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