FibroFX is one of six unique nutritional innovations which have been specifically developed by our Nutritional Innovation Centre to provide sows with optimal nutritional support at all stages of their reproductive lifetime.
Dietary fibre, which is included in FibroFX, and has been developed to have a positive influence on satiety in gestation diets and on feed intake in lactation diets.
Gestation feed is routinely restricted and as a result a high motivation for feeding after their daily allowance has been consumed. Pigs are capable of utilizing dietary fiber to a reasonable extent and the contribution of dietary fiber to the energy supply increases in more mature animals, especially in breeding sows. Dietary fiber can be used in feeding strategies or pregnant sows, allowing for larger meal sizes without increasing dietary energy content.
For lactating sows it is important to improve feed intake to help support milk production and prevent extensive body weight loss.
Feed intake in lactating sows can be increased by using one of ForFarmers’ lactation diets. Feed intake is also influenced by a number of factors:
Feeding the NOVA lactation diet can increase feed intake further by helping to support milk production and prevent extensive body weight loss.
Overall, diet composition positively affects behavior can be improved by providing energy during pregnancy.
ForFarmers has developed a sow feed range under the NOVA brand. NOVA is supported by unique nutritional innovations to feed sows and gilts throughout their reproductive cycle and focuses on lactational excellence, outstanding performance and sow longevity.