PigletGro - piglet milk replacer
by Grober Nutrition
Piglet-Gro is a milk replacer specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs when artificially rearing newborn piglets or as a supplement to sow’s milk.
This feed contains added selenium at 0.2 mg/kg
|Protein from Milk Sources||Minimum||20%|
|Vitamin D3||Minimum||4,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||Minimum||200 IU/kg|
Sizes: 20 kg pails or 5 kg pails Cdn Feed Registration No. : 412185
Store this product in a cool dry location, protected from the sun. To maintain freshness, keep partially used bag closed tightly after opening and store in a clean, closed, plastic container.
Mixing Instructions – for 1 litre PigletGro
|1. Measure||2. Mix||3. Add||4. Feed|
|150g of powder per litre of solution (A scale provides the best precision)||with 0.5 litre hot water (60°C) for 3 minutes using a good whisk or a paint mixer||0.45 litre cool water and mix for 1 minute
(Total 1 litre)
|The milk solution at a temperature of 38-40°C
(body temperature) (thermometer provides best results).
Daily Feed Schedule
|Piglet Age||Solution mL/feed||No. feeds per day|
|Day 1 (colostrum)||100||5|
|Day 2-4 (sow’s milk)||100||5|
- Feed colostrum and sow’s milk for the first 4-7 days where possible.
- Feeding 100ml of colostrum, five times daily, during the first day will improve substantially the survival rate of piglets raised on milk replacer.
- The suggested feeding program should be considered as a minimum. Approximately 2.5kg milk replacer will be consumed per piglet.
- Quantities offered should be adjusted to weight, increasing gradually from birth to weaning.
Any change in the feeding schedule should be done with judgement, according to growth, size and stool consistency.
- Frequent feeding of small amounts will decrease chances of digestive upsets.
- Weigh piglets regularly to ensure that milk intake is adequate
- Reconstituted Piglet-Gro may be refrigerated up to 24 hours. Discard any unused portion after 24 hours.
- When piglets show signs of diarrhoea, or in cases of over-consumption, stop feeding milk and start offering a high-energy electrolyte solution for 12 to 24 hours. Once the diarrhoea has cleared up, re-introduce the milk.
- Clean ALL feeding utensils and equipment after each feeding: rinse in lukewarm water, wash with a detergent in hot (80oC) water, rinse with clean water (ideally a 5-10% bleach solution daily) and dry thoroughly with a ‘clean’ towel.
- Fresh, clean water should be available at all time. Position it close to where the milk is offered.
- Consult your veterinarian for any signs of disease, fever, parasites etc……
Supplemental feeding to sow’s milk
- Supplementary milk can be introduced to the piglets as soon as 2-4 days of age.
- The milk solution can be offered via a nipple bottle or an open recipient.
- Both have to be maintained clean, particularly the recipient that has been contaminated by urine or faeces.
Feeding orphaned piglets
- For piglets reared completely away from the sow, it is best if they can receive sow’s milk for the first 2-4 days.
If not possible, prepare a mixture of colostrum supplement and milk replacer for that same period of time.
- Milk can be served in an open recipient or through a mechanically operated mother (MOM)
- Weaning can be achieved when the piglets are consuming a sufficient quantity of pre-starter.
CAUTION: Directions for use must be carefully followed. Do not feed in association with another feed containing supplemental selenium.
Because individual results may vary due to management, environment, genetic, health and sanitation differences, Grober Inc. and its distributors do not warrant or guarantee individual results.