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PIG FEED RANGE

We improved our pig feed range to make it simpler for the farmers to feed. The new feed range has 2 phases for the growing pigs and 4 phases for the breeding stock.

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Pig Creep/Weaner Meal (18% Crude Protein)

Piglets should be fed on their mother’s milk for the first 7 days. After this, they should be introduced to Pig Creep/Weaner Meal. This feed is formulated using raw materials that are easier for the piglets and weaner pigs to digest. The feed is nutrient dense, with enough nutrients to encourage growth and the development of vital organs.

Feeding Instructions

  • Feed ad-lib from day 8 up until week 8-10.
  • Feed intake is expected to increase after 35 days when the piglets are weaned.
  • Depending on the body condition, pigs can be fed on this feed for up to 10 weeks.
  • Fast-growing pigs can be pulled away from this feed at 8 weeks, whilst the slower-growing pigs can be fed on the nutrient-dense pig/ weaner meal until 10 weeks, to allow for improved growth.
  • Each pig will consume an average of 0.5kg of feed/ day during this period.

Pig Creep Weaner Meal

Pig Creep/Weaner Concentrate (33.2% Crude Protein)

This concentrate is to be used to make pig creep/weaner meal. The concentrate should be mixed with precooked maize for the piglets, and raw crushed maize for the weaners. Precooked maize is produced using an extruder. If the farmer does not have access to an extruder, we discourage the use of the Pig Creep/Weaner Concentrate for the piglets.

Mixing & Feeding Instructions

  • Mix the concentrate at a rate of 2 parts concentrate to 3 parts cooked maize by mass and fed to piglets as Pig Creep/ Weaner Meal.
  • Since their digestive systems are still under developed, piglets do not digest raw maize as efficiently as they do pre-cooked maize. Hence it is better to mix the concentrate with pre-cooked maize for the piglets. Once the piglets are 6 weeks old, they can be fed on the concentrate mixed with raw crushed maize.
  • Care must be taken to mix the concentrate and the precooked maize or raw crushed maize according to mass, not volume; hence actual masses of the proportions to be mixed must be known.

Pig Creep Weaner Meal

Pig Grower/Finisher Meal (15% Crude Protein)

This is a high protein and amino acid balanced feed with high energy for high level fattening of pigs.

Feeding Instructions

  • For fattening, feed from week 8-10 up until slaughter. Fast growing pigs can be moved to grower/ finisher meal as early as 8 weeks, whilst the slower growing pigs can be moved at 10 weeks.
  • Each pig is expected to consume on average 2.5kg-3kg of feed/day during this period.
  • For breeding stock, feed on 8-10 weeks up until 5 or 6 months. Then move to Sow/ Boar meal.

Pig Grower Finisher Meal

Pig Grower/Finisher Concentrate (25.7% Crude Protein)

This concentrate can be used to make the Pig Grower/Finisher meal.

Mixing & Feeding Instructions

  • Mix 2 parts concentrate to 3 parts crushed maize by mass to produce the pig grower/finisher meal which should be fed to the animals from 8-10 weeks up until slaughter.
  • It is vital to use maize meal not maize bran (makreshi).
  • Care must be taken to mix the concentrate and the crushed maize according to mass, not volume; hence actual masses of the proportions to be mixed must be known.
  • For breeding stock, feed from 8-10 weeks up until 5 or 6 months. Then move to Sow/ Boar meal.
Pig Grower Finisher Concentrate Mixture Formulation

SOW AND BOAR MEAL (13% CRUDE PROTEIN)

This feed is for breeding stock that is at least 5-6 months old. The pigs should be started off on pig creep/ weaner meal, then they are moved onto pig grower/ finisher meal until they are 5-6 months. At this stage we do not want to fatten the pigs, as being over conditioned will result in decreased fertility.

Feeding Instructions

  • For sows - feed between 2kgs-2.6kgs, depending on the body condition score.
  • For boars - feed approximately 2.7kgs/boar/day depending on condition and level of work.

Sow and Boar Meal

Sow and Boar Concentrate (20.7% Crude Protein)

This concentrate can be used to make the Sow and Boar concentrate.

Mixing & Feeding Instructions

  • Mix 2 parts concentrate to 3 parts crushed maize by mass to produce the sow and boar meal, which should be fed to the breeding stock from 5-6 months. It is vital to use maize meal not maize bran (makreshi).
  • Care must be taken to mix the concentrate and the crushed maize according to mass, not volume; hence actual masses of the proportions to be mixed must be known.
Sow and Boar Concentrate Mixture Formulation

Sow Lactating Meal (16% Crude Protein)

This feed is designed for lactating sows. It contains minerals and vitamins that promote milk production for the good health of the piglets.

Feeding Instructions

  • Feed 5 days prior to farrowing and mix with wheat bran to prevent constipation after farrowing.
  • Feed approximately 1kg of feed on the day of farrowing.
  • Feed approximately 2.5kgs the second day.
  • Gradually increase the feed intake until the sow is fed ad-lib at 5 - 7 days after farrowing.
  • Feed several times a day to stimulate feed intake.

Sow Lactating Meal

Sow Lactating Concentrate (28.2% Crude Protein)

This is a concentrate that will produce Sow Lactating meal.

Feeding Instructions

  • Mix 2 parts concentrate to 3 parts crushed maize by mass to produce the sow lactating meal, which should be fed to the lactating sows.
  • It is vital to use maize meal not maize bran (makreshi).
  • Care must be taken to mix the concentrate and the crushed maize according to mass, not volume. Actual masses of the proportions to be mixed must be known.
Sow Lactating Concentrate Mixture Formulation

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