Make �1 extra a pig

A healthy pig can earn producers �1 more than a disease-challenged one,a nutritionist says.

Paul Toplis told the BPEX 2TS Focus on Health conferences that health is the overriding factor affecting growth rate, because it can use the same feed more effectively.

“Even if there are no observable signs of disease, performance is being depressed on all commercial farms and the full nutritional value of the feed is not being realised. So producers should spare no effort in improving and protecting pig health,” he said.