Milkiwean Yoghurt pig feed
Milkiwean® Yoghurt pig feed is fed supplementary to sow’s milk as the first type of pig feed. It is designed to support all piglets, especially smaller piglets, to survive and thrive, promoting early feed intake, while also supporting development of the digestive system.
Feed intake before weaning
This table shows a trial done in Holland, testing the difference between piglets fed Milkiwean Yoghurt for 14 days against a group which only had pre-starter.
The Yoghurt group ate 421g Yoghurt in the first 14 days, then they got Yoghurt mixed with pre-starter for another 3 days, so in total they consumed 454g Yoghurt. From day 1 until day 26 (weaning) this group consumed 758gDM in total.
The prestarter group only ate 128g in the first 14 days, from 14 – 26 days they ate 298g, totaling 426g. This group ate 332g less than the Yoghurt group.
Summary of results
Better feed intake
Improved feed intake before weaning
Higher intake solid feed before and after weaning
Smooth transition to solid feed
More uniform (improved homogeneity)
2 – 4 % less mortality
0.5 more weaned piglets per litter
Higher weaning weights > 500g
Significant higher growth after weaning
Less slow growers and laggards
Better performance until slaughtering