The nutritional approach to pigs

Adapting livestock nutrition for production without antibiotics, fine-tuning feed efficiency and improving meat quality are major issues in pig farming, for which the CCPA Group has developed dedicated feed programmes. Nutritional solutions: premix, additives, starter feeds and dietary feeds have thus been formulated to meet livestock needs at each physiological stage.

The CCPA Group has devised a specific approach to meet livestock needs at each physiological stage. These feed programmes incorporate additives and nutritional specialities which have demonstrated their efficacy at experimental stations and in the field on livestock farms worldwide.

Fatteners: improving feed efficiency & meat quality

>> Créa® Advance, incorporated in pig feed, optimises the digestive process for enhanced exploitation of nutrients by the animal. Proven benefits*:
  • -4% feed gain ratio,
  • Better nutrient digestibility.

>> Thermo® Control, incorporated in pig feed or premix, maintains ingestion and zootechnical performance in livestock in cases of heat stress. To assess and anticipate episodes of heat stress on livestock farms, a specific tool has been developed by the CCPA Group: ThermoTool™.
>> Méga® Sense, incorporated in finisher pig feed, improves the quality of pork and its conservation (less lipid oxidation), thanks to a selection of plant extracts and natural antioxidants.

Gestating and lactating sows: improving lactation

>> Axion® Sow'Ax, incorporated in feed for gestating and suckling sows, increases the sow’s production of milk and colostrum. Piglets are stronger, more resistant and heavier on weaning. This nutritional solution is particularly suited to hyperprolific sows whose piglets are stunted at birth.
>> Thermo® Control, incorporated in the sow’s feed or premix, maintains ingestion and sustains the sow’s physical condition during maternity in cases of heat stress. As with fatteners, ThermoTool™, an application developed by the CCPA Group, can also be used to assess the level of the risk of heat stress for sows on the livestock farm.

Piglets: guaranteeing digestion and maximising growth

>> Successfully transitioning to demedication is a real challenge! It means following the rules on biosafety as well as providing safe feeds. With its wealth of expertise in this field, with more than 75% blank feeds in its range, the CCPA Group has developed a comprehensive nutritional approach to assist and advise those of its clients who want to commit to a policy of demedication. The approach is adjusted and customised to the various production contexts and covers each stage from the formulation of creep feed to the optimisation of second age feed. The aim of the feed programmes devised is to wean piglets more and better. The economic interest of this has been confirmed by a recent study, which showed maintained performance and lower expenditure on health care.
>> Axion® Imm'Ax, incorporated in the feed or premix, is a combination of vegetal extracts, vitamins and minerals. This nutritional additive is especially formulated to sustain piglet growth after weaning. Post-weaning ADG and production performance are improved.
>> Delta® Iron, a nutritional complement distributed during maternity, significantly reduces iron deficiency in piglets and its negative consequences. This oral solution for iron is particularly palatable and exploits nutrients that help with the assimilation of iron. It is especially suitable when establishing a policy of demedication on livestock farms

Various related services:

>> A laboratory analysis service to gain exact knowledge on the quality of your raw materials and feeds

>> A biotechnology platform to get stand-out product innovations and services in your markets 

>> Expertise in formulation and raw materials to design your different feed formulas

>> Zootechnical follow-up in the field by pig specialists, engineers and veterinarians  

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