Let's face it: raising profitable pigs is hard work. Optimizing your bottom line while staying competitive is a challenge on its own, but add fluctuating feed costs, new regulations and an unpredictable market to the mix and the task can feel daunting. You deserve to have every advantage on your side.

With Alltech nutritional solutions, you can optimize your herd's health and efficiency, decrease your pig production costs and maximize profits. Like you, we know that every cent matters. Get more and save more with Alltech.



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Reducing the cost of pig production: 5 tips to help you save


The high cost of production is an issue every producer deals with, regardless of the size of their operation. While numerous components affect production costs, some on-farm factors can increase costs without producers even realizing it. Below are five factors that increase production costs, along with tips to help producers like you mitigate them. 



1. Water

We often focus on feed, as it is the biggest expense related to the cost of production. But what about water? Water quality and consumption are extremely important in pig production. A pig’s water consumption is just as important as its feed intake because pigs that don’t drink enough water won’t consume enough feed. Pigs tend to drink around 10% of their body weight per day, or roughly two times the amount of feed they eat. Is the water your pigs are drinking impacting their performance and productivity, thereby adding to your production costs? Simple things that are easy to control, such as biofilm buildup, can cause performance issues. Remember to check your water lines and implement a program that monitors and maintains proper levels of these five water quality indicators:

  1. Total bacterial count
  2. pH
  3. Hardness
  4. Total dissolved solids
  5. Nitrates and nitrites. 



2. Pre-wean mortality

The reproductive performance of sows continues to increase, but larger litters can challenge the standard practices of managing newborn pigs. Producers are dealing with lower birth weights, which affect piglet health and often lead to higher pre-wean mortality. Many variants come into play when it comes to pre-wean mortality. One of the most critical factors is making sure the sow gets enough attention. Everything you want the piglet to receive comes through the sow until weaning. Make sure the sow’s nutrition program is fully implemented as planned and that she can transfer trace elements, like selenium, to the piglet. 



3. Sow mortality

There has been an industry-wide increase in this area of production — but despite this increase, many nutrient levels have stayed the same. Genetics are progressing at such a fast pace that nutrition can’t keep up. Pig feed intake patterns have changed. One area to focus on is matching intake with the level of nutrients provided and delivering those essential nutrients in the most available form. 



4. Farm management

Why do some farms within a system not perform as well as others? How do mentoring programs implemented at higher levels within a company benefit the farm? Farm employees are essential to helping us reach company goals, and developing programs that help us achieve those goals will lead to an increase in performance levels across all areas of production.



5. Low feed quality

What is in your feed? Are you sacrificing growth and performance as a result of the feed being delivered? You can learn how to lower feed costs in your pigs’ diets without using low-quality feed. Although it may seem like a cost savings now, in the long-term, buying low-quality feed will end up costing you more than you are currently trying to save. Understanding the factors that affect feed quality and implementing a quality-assurance program will help ensure that the best possible nutrition is delivered to your pigs.





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Designed to help "feed the gut"

Acid-Pak 4-Way® is a unique combination of buffered acidifiers, lactic acid-producing bacteria, enzymes and electrolytes. Adding it to drinking water or completed feed is an effective approach to acidification, which promotes gut health, especially when intake is low or variable.


Improves gut integrity, optimizes health

Newborn piglets are born immunologically naked and need quality colostrum from sows to get them started right. Actigen® helps promote higher levels of immunoglobins in colostrum and increases milk profiles, both of which help improve piglet health, viability and growth.


More gains, less minerals

Improper mineral supply can have major consequences for your herd health and productivity and, as a result, comes at a high cost. Because of their stability and better absorption, Bioplex® minerals drive weight gain and overall health in pigs and piglets. The result is heavier pigs and more money for producers.


More intake, more growth

Producers are constantly looking for ways to lower production costs without sacrificing quality. Viligen® addresses these key challenges by enhancing gut form and function and driving feed intake in post-wean pigs, resulting in healthier pigs and fewer vet costs — all to help you get the most value for your pigs. 



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