Nutrition Notes NutriVantage SwineMAX Improves Profitability and Livability in Growing-Finishing Pigs Facebook Twitter LinkedIn James Smith, Ph.D., Swine Nutritionist NutriVantage® SwineMAX is a proprietary blend of ingredients designed to improve growth performance and livability in growing-finishing pigs from approximately 50 pounds body weight to market. This unique blend of ingredients work hand-in-hand to improve nutrient digestion, improve the gut environment, and allow pigs to adapt to stressors throughout the feeding period. Over the winter of 2020 we evaluated the use of NutriVantage SwineMAX in a commercial unit in Northwest Iowa. This feeding trial included 1,818 pigs in a double-long tunnel ventilated, curtain sided grow-finish barn. One side of the barn was fed the farm’s typical feeding program while the other side was fed the same program with the addition of 2 pounds of NutriVantage SwineMAX per ton of feed. Pigs fed NutriVantage SwineMAX were more profitable than the pigs fed the standard feeding program. The increased profitability was due to two main effects: lower death loss and improved feed conversion. Coupling these two factors resulted in $5.23 more profit per pig when the pigs were fed NutriVantage SwineMAX. The almost 200% increase in profit per pig in the pigs fed NutriVantage SwineMAX offers an option for pig producers to increase the money in their pockets. Related Nutrition Notes Amino Acid Imbalance with Excess Methionine in Late-Finishing Pigs: Effects on Performance and Carcass Quality The outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the spring of 2020, resulted in the shutdown of numerous pork harvest facilities across the country. This resulted in many complications in the… Read More Supplemental Chromax ® in Grow-Finish Pigs Developing and evaluating products and feed programs to help producers raise pork more efficiently is an ongoing effort at the Kent Research Farm. Chromium is a trace mineral that helps… Read More Selisseo (Hydroxy-Selenomethionine): Effects on the Immune System in Swine Developing feeding strategies to help reduce the negative effects of stress on swine is an ongoing challenge. Stressful conditions can increase what are called reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can… Read More Want to learn more from KNG research? Give us your email address to be notified when we publish new Nutrition Notes articles.