Nutriad Gold Sponsor of Pig Feed Quality Conference18 April 2016
THAILAND - With record turnout, the 2016 Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok once again proved successful in presenting the latest in ‘science, trials and applications’ in pig nutrition to its attendants.
Feed additives producer Nutriad was a major sponsor and brought a delegation of customers from Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines to this event. One of the highlights was Nutriad’s presentation by the renowned swine nutrionist, Professor Bruno Silva, from University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on “The effect of maintaining appetite on the performance of mixed parity highly prolific sows during lactation to oestrus in hot, humid climates.”
BK Chew, Nutriad’s Regional Director APAC, noticed the elevated interest in functional feed additives to lend support to the quest in fast improving efficiency and profitability: “Asia is enjoying the most rapid growth in livestock production in the world, aspiring to be at the technological forefront in swine production, aiming for 40 piglets weaned per sow per year by year 2020. This lofty goal can be achieved with a combination of genetic improvement, management advancements and nutritional strategies.”
Ab Greven, APAC Palatability Manager with Nutriad, added: “Products that help nutrition happen by stimulating feed intake and water intake get more and more attention in Asia. Nutriad’s palatability products are designed to help livestock reach their genetic potential and improve productivity. With the improved number of piglets weaned and the targets for the future, we need to ensure that feed is fully consumed during all life stages; from weaning to finishing, gestation and lactation. The presentation by Dr. Silva highlights the importance of the effect of high temperature and humidity on feed intake during lactation. He shared the impact of adding Krave AP® to offset the lower feed intake of sows by stimulating their appetite”.
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