Insect oil is forming the basis of a new feed ingredient for weaner pigs – according to the manufacturers it’s a world’s first.
Adding either milk or special feed to weanling piglet diets does not reduce the number of weaned piglets with clinical signs of an infection with Streptococcus suis.
The feed additve Bactocell PA 10, manufactured and marketed by Lallemand Animal Nutrition, has been approved for use in the European Union in drinking water for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening.
A trial by the Danish Pig Research Centre (VSP) demonstrated that finely ground feed improves weaner productivity.
By 2020, we could be feeding insects and algae to pigs, says Mick Hazzledine of Premier Nutrition. At the BPEX Innovation Conference next week, he will present some alternative feed ingredients including insect meal, algae, peas, be...