Boost Swine Performance on Energy-Reduced Diets

4 November 2016, at 6:00am

GLOBAL - New research shows that BioPlus® YC - Chr. Hansen’s dual-strain probiotic feed supplement for swine - can help pig producers reduce feed costs, without compromising performance.

The wean-to-finish study, recently published in Animal Feed Science and Technology, was designed to determine the impact of the supplement on growth performance and digestibility in pigs fed different dietary energy concentrations.

Overall, probiotic supplementation significantly improved growth and feed conversion from wean to slaughter, while boosting total tract digestibility of fat and crude protein. For more data highlights, click here.

“Feed is the greatest single, variable cost in swine production, with energy being one of the costliest components,” says Jens Joergensen, Chr. Hansen’s global product manager for swine and one of the study’s authors. “By giving pigs access to more nutrients and energy from their feed, BioPlus® YC gives producers the flexibility to maintain performance while reducing dietary energy levels by as much as 3 per cent.”

BioPlus® YC contains proprietary strains of Bacillus subtilis and B. licheniformis that were selected from more than 200 bacillus strains specifically for use in swine. They work synergistically to optimise microbial diversity in the gut and enhance enzyme activity, resulting in improved intestinal function and increased availability and uptake of nutrients.

To learn more about the research-proven benefits of Chr. Hansen’s range of probiotic feed supplements for swine, visit the company’s booth at EuroTier 2016 (Hall 23/Booth 30) or contact your local Chr. Hansen representative.

Contact: Ida Boesen, [email protected]