Mo' Milk Feed Mix
FEATURES & BENEFITS
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Sows and gilts who suffer from constipation have insufficient energy required for maximum milk production. Improve overall performance and ease constipation by adding Mo' Milk Feed Mix to pre-farrowing and lactation rations. Mo' Milk Feed Mix is a palatable, high-energy natural laxative that utilizes the natural laxative action of psyllium to produce a softer stool and help reduce constipation. By using Mo' Milk Feed Mix, it can help to improve feed intake, digestion, and feed utilization - all of which are essential to help a sow or gilt to achieve maximum milk production.
Mo' Milk Feed Mix softens stools without the harsh action of many chemical laxatives, which can often lead to dehydration. The natural laxative properties of psyllium creates a lubricating colloid action when added to pre-farrowing and lactation rations. Mo' Milk Feed Mix is highly palatable and is readily consumed, which means no backing off feed or water intake.
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Sows and gilts that are constipated frequently manifest different symptoms, depending upon the severity of the constipation. These symptoms may range from complete refusal of feed to severe udder-caking, elevated temperatures to milk symptoms of decreased feed intake with slightly hardened stools. In most situations, the severity of the symptoms of constipation can be minimized if the sow or gilt can be kept at near normal levels of feed intake. Field trials clearly indicate that Mo’ Milk Feed Mix is a very valuable tool in maintaining feed intake when added to the ration about 14 days prior to farrowing. In one series of records, a feed company reported 1-2 pounds greater daily feed intake compared to the same herds that had previously been fed chemical laxatives. In severe cases of individual constipation in sows and gilts, Mo’ Milk Top Dress has proven to be very beneficial in maintaining and re-establishing feed intake because of its pleasant taste.
NORMAL FEED INTAKE
Most sows or gilts will normally be fed 4-7 pounds of feed during gestation, depending upon their body condition and the environmental temperatures. To help maximize the potential for milk flow after farrowing, most producers have found it of value to increase the energy intake prior to farrowing by adding fat to the ration or increasing the daily feed intake by 1-3 pounds during the critical two weeks prior to the farrowing.
Sows and gilts should be encouraged to maximize their daily feed intake within 2-4 days after farrowing. The primary limiting factor to milk production in healthy sows and gilts is energy intake. Sows and gilts require energy to produce milk-the more milk produced, the better the potential for improved and maximum weaning weights. Sows and gilts consuming less than 12 pounds of high-energy feed on a daily basis after farrowing will have little chance of weaning good-sized pigs over a lifetime of 3-8 farrowings. A realistic minimum goal of high-energy daily feed intake should be 14-16 pounds for most commercial producers. Some heavy milking genetic lines have proven their superior potential for producing large litters with good weaning weights over a lifetime of 6-8 farrowings or parities. Sows consistently producing litters of 120 pounds or greater at weaning often require 20-22 pounds of high-energy ration on a daily basis starting shortly after farrowing until pigs are weaned.
FEED REQUIREMENTS OF SOW HERD
Most good milking sows and gilts require the following amounts of feed for a sow or gilt in the breeding herd for maximum performance.
1. One farrowing per sow or gilt - 400-500 pounds or 0.20 to 0.25 ton of feed.
2. Calendar year per sow or gilt - for two litters 2,100 to 2,600 pounds of feed.
3. 30 sow herd per farrowing - 6 to 7.5 tons of feed.
4. 30 sow herd per year - 31 to 40 tons of feed.
MO'MILK FEED MIX REQUIRED BY SOWS AND GILTS
When Mo’ Milk Feed Mix is mixed at the rate of one 8 lb. bag per ton of feed as directed, the following amounts of Mo’ Milk Feed Mix are required for different sow numbers when pigs are weaned at 3-4 weeks of age.
• One (1) 8 lb. bag of Mo’ Milk Feed Mix (per ton of feed) for every 4-5 sows for one farrowing
• One (1) case of Mo’ Milk Feed Mix (6 bags) for the feed required by 24-30 sows for one farrowing
• Four (4) cases of Mo’ Milk Feed Mix for the feed required by 100-120 sows for one farrowing
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FEATURES & BENEFITS
DIRECTIONS FOR USE