Currently focusing on piglet rearing, LifeStart has helped to define a proven methodology for rearing healthier and better performing piglets. The added value of Trouw Nutrition on the LifeStart program focuses on the health and performance of piglets via a feeding plan; utilising high quality nutrition. This program has the potential to help the global swine industry take a quantum leap forward, reducing the need for reactive animal health interventions.
Pig farming has provided an ideal test-bed for the systematic application of metabolic programming as the results are relatively easy to measure and compare. The pig sector faces unique challenges as farm and litter sizes expand in the relentless search for sustainable efficiency.