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Supplemental Nutrivantage® In Grow-Finish Pigs

Developing products that can help pork producers raise healthier pigs to feed a growing population is an ongoing effort at the Kent

Nutrition Group Product Development Center. NutriVantage® Nutrition Optimizer® for swine is a research-driven feed supplement

designed to help animals achieve optimum nutrition from their diet. Our exclusive NutriVantage formula is made with nutritional

components that consist of a blend of organic macromolecules, trace minerals, antioxidants, and chelating agents. In the following

trial, we evaluated NutriVantage at three levels (1.5, 3, and 4.5 lb/ton of complete feed at an added cost of $1.30, $2.60 and $3.15/ton,

respectively by substituting NutriVantage for corn) in growing-finishing pigs. We utilized 1,896 pigs involving 24 replications per group.

We used a five-phase program with 400 lb/ton of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles in each diet. The overall performance data are

shown below:

 

 

 

Effect Of Nutrivantage On Overall Performance, Carcass Traits, Economics in Grow-Finish Pigs
Groups1234
NutriVantage, lb/ton-1.534.5
Number of Pigs474474474474
Number of Pens2.7262.6712424
Final Weight*, lb249.4248.9253.7250.5
Days 0-112

ADGc , lb

1.8231.8191.8621.833

ADFc , lb

4.7614.7244.8304.738

F/Ga

2.6102.5972.5922.583

Cost/lb Gainb , ¢

21.0021.0421.1221.19
Net Return, $/Pig

@$50/cwt live price

59.1958.9260.0758.90

@$55/cwt live pricec

69.4069.1070.5069.16

@$60/cwt live pricec

79.6179.2980.9379.42

@$65/cwt live pricec

89.8289.4791.3589.68

@$70/cwt live pricec

100.0399.65101.7899.94

@$75/cwt live pricec

110.24109.84112.21110.20
Carcass

Percent Leanb

57.1857.2457.2957.33

Dressing Percent

75.4375.3374.8575.23

Grade Premium, $/cwt

5.475.345.645.48

aNV linear (P < .05); bNV Linear (P ≤ .09); cNV Cubic (P ≤ .10)

*Initial Weight/Group = 45.2 lb

DISCUSSION

We observed a response in gain and feed intake when pigs were fed diets with supplemental NutriVantage at 3 lb/ton of complete feed.

In fact, the hogs were 4.3 lb heavier at market weight when the diets contained supplemental NutriVantage at 3 lb/ton compared

to those without. While the optimum level for growth and feed intake was 3 lb/ton, we did see that as the level of NutriVantage was

increased, the improvement in feed efficiency continued, which helped to keep the cost/lb of gain just slightly higher than the pigs on

Group 1 without the NutriVantage. The improvements in gain with NutriVantage fed at 3 lb/ton resulted in very favorable advantages

an as the level of NutriVantage was increased.

SUMMARY

Supplemental NutriVantage for swine (Product # 8101) at 3 lb/ton of complete feed resulted in faster growth rates along with

improvements of $1.10/hog marketed (using a live price of $55/cwt).

NN 03-04-19-SUPPLEMENTAL-NUTRIVANTAGE-IN-GROW-FINISH-PIGS.pdf">Download PDF

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