With Lianol® Colostro I reduce the pre-weaning mortality down to 8.5%
With a number of piglets born alive between 13.5 and 14, pre-weaning mortality was rather high. It was veterinarian Jos Schillebeeckx who recommended Lianol Colostro to Stijn. Jos recommends Lianol® Colostro to many highly productive farmers in order to reduce pre-weaning mortality.
“The unique difference with other products like Lianol® Colostro is that you are not only administering energy. You are activating and boosting the piglets’ own metabolism and IGF-1 content too. The piglets become more active and they absorb more colostrum. You notice that they stay vivid during the rest of their life cycle. Clearly there is less pre-weaning mortality and the piglets are heavier around weaning” Jos explains.
At birth, Stijn treats all his piglets weighing less than 1.2 kg. Stijn: “With Lianol® Colostro I notice that those little piglets are becoming more active and they clearly have been given an extra push. They absorb the sows’ colostrum more easily. Ultimately, this results in a lower pre-weaning mortality.” Stijn has been able to reduce his pre-weaning mortality to 8.5% since he uses Lianol Colostro. Together with Jos, Stijn is looking how to reduce it even further.
Genetics Topigs 20 x Piétrain
Production number 30
Weaning age (days) 21
Litters per year 2,41
Born alive 14,1
Pre-weaning mortality 8,5%