Feeding sows to get more piglets born alive
by Dr Chinnadurai Sugumar, Business Line Manager - Lipid Nutrition of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific, Mr Brian Kremer, Senior Technical Service Manager - Monogastric and Dr Edwin Chow, R&D Manager
Chromium (Cr) supplementation to sow diets has been shown to improve the performance of sows and their progeny. Chinnadurai Sugumar, Brian Kremer and Edwin Chow report on a trial where supplementation with chromium propionate in gestation and lactation feeds resulted in improved sow and piglet performance in two consecutive reproductive cycles. The sows produced and weaned more piglets - key performance criteria for commercial swine herds.
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