Piglet Feed

Piglet Feed

Piglets have a fragile digestive tract, which is why Borregaard LignoTech has developed a specific blend for piglets, containing both lactic and formic acid.

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SoftAcid in animal feeds

Following extensive trials, SoftAcid has been found to have acceptable palatability, with dosages of up to 2% having no detrimental effect on feed uptake.
Data generated shows that SoftAcid is an effective product for the prevention of digestive problems, which results in a better utilisation of the feed and improved animal performance. It was also found to have a positive influence on the microbial population of the piglet's digestive system, resulting in a reduction in the number of coliform bacteria present in the small intestine.

Brands

  • SoftAcid FL+

Benefits

  • Good digestibility effect
  • Strong pH effect
  • Strong antibacterial effect
  • Low smell to avoid a drop in feed consumption

Table 1: Results from Feeding Trial in Denmark

 Product Control  1.0% SoftAcid  1.5% SoftAcid  2.0% SoftAcid 
 No of groups  16  16   16  16
 No of pigs  402  402  402  403
 4-6 weeks        
 Daily gain, g  137  155  154  158
 Daily intake feed, FUp  0.24  0.25  0.25  0.25
 FUp/kg gain  1.92  1.7  1.72  1.69
 6-10 weeks        
 Daily gain, g  487  507  510  489
 Daily intake feed, FUp  0.89  0.93  0.92  0.91
 FUp/kg gain  1.83  1.83  1.80  1.86
 4-10 weeks        
 Daily gain, g  374  392  396  382
 Daily intake, feed, FUp  0.68  0.71  0.70  0.70
 FUp/kg gain  1.83  1.80  1.78  1.82

FUp – Feed Unit pig. One unit of FU=approx. 12.65 MJ/kg metabolic energy.