Trial report 1175: Low protein for weaned pigs can reduce diarrhoea
This trial demonstrated that two of four protein strategies reduced the number of diarrhoea treatments among weaned pigs.
Report 1905: Weaning without zinc oxide - field experiences
Hygiene, water and feed intake post-weaning, protein level in weaning feed and experienced staff were identified as key factors in weaning pigs without the use of in-feed zinc oxide on 12 farms.
Trial report 1148: OVN vitamin concept from DSM improves production in feed for piglets
The high vitamin levels recommended by DSM led to improved productivity and higher production value compared to the official Danish vitamin standards.
Trial report 1147: Test of feeding concepts as an alternative to zinc oxide for weaned pigs
One concept improved productivity and lowered diarrhoea outbreaks compared with feed including zinc oxide. One concept was level with feed including zinc oxide, and two were level with feed without zinc.
Trial report 1101: Alternatives to medicinal zinc in feed for weaned pigs
The effect of adding 2,500 mg zinc per kg feed 14 d post-weaning did not differ from 1,500 mg zinc, but did improve performance and lowered diarrhoea treatments compared with 0 mg zinc or OceanFeed, MiyaGold and GærPlus in pigs 7-30 kg.
Trial report no. 1065: 0.5% benzoic acid can replace copper in feed for weaned pigs
The addition of 0.5% benzoic acid results in the same production value as 1% benzoic acid in combination with 20 ppm copper in feed for weaned pigs. Both levels of benzoic acid result in the same production value as feed containing 150 ppm copper.
Trial report no. 1057: Benzoic acid as replacement for copper in feed for weaned pigs
A low content of copper in feed for weaned pigs lowers performance, but this is offset by the addition of 1% benzoic acid.
Trial report 971: Butirex VFA C4 improves weaner productivity
Butirex VFA C4, which is a butyric acid product, improves productivity in weaners. Once the costs of adding the product are covered, production value was positively affected when 0.3 % Butirex VFA C4 was added to weaner feed.
Trial report 952:Fine grinding and BS3 Xylanase improve productivity
Daily gain and FCR improved when weaners were fed a finely ground diet compared with a coarsely ground diet. The addition of BS3 Xylanase also improved gain and FCR.
Trial report 949: Rapeseed cake for weaners - variety and processing
Weaner productivity was not adversely affected by the addition of 8% conventional rapeseed cake to a starter diet and 15% to a weaner diet. Enlargement of thyroid gland and liver was observed when pigs were fed rapeseed.
Trial report no. 942: Fermented rapeseed for weaners
Production value dropped by 7-9% in weaners (9-30 kg) fed fermented rapeseed compared with soybean meal and rapeseed cake. Trial results revealed poorer FCR and lower gain, and no effect on health.
Trial report 911: Origina in weaner feed
The addition of Origina to weaner feed had no effect on weaner productivity
Trial report 893: Tube feeders for weaners
A product trial of five brands of tube feeders for weaners revealed no differences in production value based on weaners’ FCR and daily gain.
Trial report 890: Weaner feed with 15% rapeseed cake or rapeseed meal
Health and productivity did not differ among weaners (11-30 kg) fed soy protein, 15% rapeseed cake. Productivity tended to drop with 15% German or Polish rapeseed meal.
Trial report 870: Chicory for weaners
The addition of 15% chicory or 7.5% chicory + 0.5% benzoic acid increased weaner productivity compared with feed with and without 7.5% chicory. No effect was found on health. With the current chicory prices, this is not profitable.
Trial report 846: Daka Porcine Plasma and zinc for weaners
Daka Porcine Plasma had the same effect on weaner productivity as zinc. The effect of using blood plasma and zinc was additive and increased production value by 9%.
Trial report 818: Commercial weaner diets purchased in South-East Jutland winter 2007-2008
Commercial weaner diets from 5 companies purchased in South-East Jutland in the winter 2007/08 were studied. An 18% increase in production was obtained with the diets from Danish Agro compared with control.
Trial report 803: Formi and formic acid for weaners
0.6% Formi and 0.6% formic acid to weaner feed tended to improve PV by 5% compared with control.
Trial report 796: Soybean meal for weaners
PV dropped when inclusion of soybean meal increased. Up to 35% was gained on the bottom line by using 26-27% soybean meal in weaner feed as the feed price dropped as soybean meal inclusion increased.
Trial report 789: EggsTend 88 in weaner feed
The inclusion of EggsTend 88 to weaner feed did not affect productivity. 2,500 ppm zinc in the feed the first 14 d post-weaning significantly reduced diarrhoea and improved productivity.
Trial report 787: Commercial weaner diets purchased on Zealand in the winter 2006-2007
Weaner diets were purchased from 5 different companies in the winter 2006/07. The trial revealed that the diets from ØA improved production value signigificantly compared with control as well as the other diets.
Trial report 778: Effect of zinc and organic acids on diarrhoea in the weaner period
Diarrhoea treatments dropped significantly when organic acids were added to weaner feed. Mortality also dropped significantly when acid and zinc were added to the feed.
Trial report 772:Aviprox and Aviplus in feed for weaners
The addition of Aviprox and Aviplus til weaner feed increased the production value significantly. The increase in PV was largely outweighed by increased costs for adding the products.
Trial report 769: Test of weaner diets
Simple low-energy diets reduced productivity by 13%, but improved production economy by 18%. An alternative diet without fishmeal, but with coconut oil and dried whey reduced productivity by 7% and improved bottom line results by 7%.
Trial report 743: Wheat protein C*HYPROW for weaners
C*HYPROW, hydrolysed wheat protein, in combination with potato protein concentrate may be a realistic alternative to fish meal and soy protein if the price is competitive and amino acid standards are met.
Trial report 728: Fermented grain for weaners
Weaner productivity in the period 0-8 wks post-weaning increased by 6% when the pigs were fed 100% fermented grain in gruel feed the first 3 wks post-weaning followed by pelleted dry feed.
Trial report no. 490: Benzoic acid or the combination of lactic acid and formic acid
Overall the test showed that the pigs given feed containing benzoic acid had a significantly higher production value than the control pigs and the pigs given feed containing the combination of lactic acid and formic acid. Furthermore, the group with the combination of formic and lactic acid had a significantly higher production value than the control pigs.