Calculating the fiber and the benefits 🧮May 25, 2023
🐖 Today, sows farrow more piglets per litter than ever before! However, the number of baby pigs isn't the only thing that increases: the need for resources does too. Nutrition is an example: better understanding of sow nutrition is a must, since dietary fiber levels during sow gestation play an important role in maximizing their performance parameters and yielding healthier pigs.
💡 In that sense, research shows that adding total dietary fiber (TDF) to feed can benefit both sows and piglets in numerous ways. But it doesn't end there: the addition of a stimbiotic like Signis can be used to meet the same objective – by using the technology to turn the existing fiber into more soluble fractions with the goal of ensuring the value of fiber isn't lost.
To help customers further understand fiber in their own raw materials, AB Vista has developed a fiber calculator using their NIR calibrations. Curious about AB Vista’s calculator? Check it out here!