The Dutch pig farming sector is an international frontrunner where sustainability and efficiency are concerned. Healthy animals which deal with minerals efficiently form an important part of this. ForFarmers emphatically contributes to this with its feeds and guidance. The bar was recently significantly raised again with the introduction of the ULTRA finisher feed.
Plenty of attention has been devoted to the pigs’ health for many years. We used to be primarily concerned with goals like reducing the use of antibiotics and improving returns, whereas health now also plays an important role in achieving our sustainability objectives. Good intestinal health, for example, is important for a low feed conversion* and therefore efficient mineral utilisation. This, in turn, reduces phosphate, nitrogen and CO2 emissions. Healthy pigs will naturally also feel better and won’t need any medication. This is good for both the pig and the farmer and is now also increasingly important for society.