Use of natural supplements in piglets to improve productivity

In pig production, early management is crucial for farm profitability. Using phytobiotics and nutraceuticals reduces antimicrobial use. To boost weaning productivity, key steps include proper piglet management, antimicrobial products, and enhancing piglet immunity. Low birthweights lead to higher mortality and lower growth rates, but optimising piglet care at birth can mitigate these issues by providing a conducive environment, promoting colostrum intake, and maximising piglet vitality. These measures improve piglet health and overall farm productivity.

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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.