Piglet rearing

Where LifeStart is making a real difference

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.

Many studies have taken place in recent years leading to the development of the LifeStart program, which can now be accessed by the global pig industry. The results of these studies are highly significant for the future of the pig farming industry and in particular, by defining how piglets can be raised in a programmed way to maximise their productive potential.

LifeStart brings together this science and knowledge and helps farmers to achieve new and innovative farm management efficiencies.