Swine Products by XF-Nebraska
Whatever role you play in pork production (i.e. farrow/wean, farrow/feeder pig, farrow/finish, wean/finish or grow/finish) it is important to keep in mind that over 1/3 of that pig’s productive life occurs in utero, and begins long before birth. Yes…the growth curve and general health status of every pig starts at conception. With that, we pay as much attention to sow and gilt nutrition at breeding and the 1st trimester, as we do the 3rd trimester and through lactation. Further, if you are involved with a parent or grandparent herd, you should be aware of epigenetic effects. The early development of all systems, including the reproductive and musculoskeletal systems, occur during gestation, and those genetic capacities are passed to the next generation…good or bad.
As with the sow, there is one stressor that we cannot overlook in grow/finish, and that is “production stress”. Pigs today are like Olympic athletes, and without finely tuned nutrient dense diets they will not perform to their potential, if not crash. For that reason, you will find that our nutritional products for swine are unique to the industry in many ways.