Top Performing Litters Do Well on Vitamin C

Allison, Richard
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p42
Trade Publication
Feeding high-performance piglets a supplement containing vitamin C proved it could increase pre-weaning growth rates on a college unit. It was widely believed that piglets received adequate vitamin C from their mother's milk, said Harper Adams University College researcher Alan Stewart. Adding vitamin C at a rate of 0.3g/kg creep feed boosted pre-weaning gains by 40g a day. With the absence of a response post-weaning, Stewart advised supplementing the vitamin from seven days of age until the first week after weaning.


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