Nutrition Notes | Supplemental Nutrivantage® In Grow-Finish Pigs Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Developing products that can help pork producers raise healthier pigs to feed a growing population is an ongoing effort at the Kent Nutrition Group Product Development Center. NutriVantage® Nutrition Optimizer® for swine is a research-driven feed supplement designed to help animals achieve optimum nutrition from their diet. Our exclusive NutriVantage formula is made with nutritional components that consist of a blend of organic macromolecules, trace minerals, antioxidants, and chelating agents. In the following trial, we evaluated NutriVantage at three levels (1.5, 3, and 4.5 lb/ton of complete feed at an added cost of $1.30, $2.60 and $3.15/ton, respectively by substituting NutriVantage for corn) in growing-finishing pigs. We utilized 1,896 pigs involving 24 replications per group. We used a five-phase program with 400 lb/ton of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles in each diet. The overall performance data are shown below: Effect Of Nutrivantage On Overall Performance, Carcass Traits, Economics in Grow-Finish Pigs Groups 1 2 3 4 NutriVantage, lb/ton - 1.5 3 4.5 Number of Pigs 474 474 474 474 Number of Pens 2.726 2.671 24 24 Final Weight*, lb 249.4 248.9 253.7 250.5 Days 0-112 ADGc , lb 1.823 1.819 1.862 1.833 ADFc , lb 4.761 4.724 4.830 4.738 F/Ga 2.610 2.597 2.592 2.583 Cost/lb Gainb , ¢ 21.00 21.04 21.12 21.19 Net Return, $/Pig @$50/cwt live price 59.19 58.92 60.07 58.90 @$55/cwt live pricec 69.40 69.10 70.50 69.16 @$60/cwt live pricec 79.61 79.29 80.93 79.42 @$65/cwt live pricec 89.82 89.47 91.35 89.68 @$70/cwt live pricec 100.03 99.65 101.78 99.94 @$75/cwt live pricec 110.24 109.84 112.21 110.20 Carcass Percent Leanb 57.18 57.24 57.29 57.33 Dressing Percent 75.43 75.33 74.85 75.23 Grade Premium, $/cwt 5.47 5.34 5.64 5.48 aNV linear (P < .05); bNV Linear (P ≤ .09); cNV Cubic (P ≤ .10) *Initial Weight/Group = 45.2 lb DISCUSSION We observed a response in gain and feed intake when pigs were fed diets with supplemental NutriVantage at 3 lb/ton of complete feed. In fact, the hogs were 4.3 lb heavier at market weight when the diets contained supplemental NutriVantage at 3 lb/ton compared to those without. While the optimum level for growth and feed intake was 3 lb/ton, we did see that as the level of NutriVantage was increased, the improvement in feed efficiency continued, which helped to keep the cost/lb of gain just slightly higher than the pigs on Group 1 without the NutriVantage. The improvements in gain with NutriVantage fed at 3 lb/ton resulted in very favorable advantages an as the level of NutriVantage was increased. SUMMARY Supplemental NutriVantage for swine (Product # 8101) at 3 lb/ton of complete feed resulted in faster growth rates along with improvements of $1.10/hog marketed (using a live price of $55/cwt). NN 03-04-19-SUPPLEMENTAL-NUTRIVANTAGE-IN-GROW-FINISH-PIGS.pdf">Download PDF Related Nutrition Notes Effect of NutriVantage® and/or Chromax in Grow-Finish Pigs Developing products and feed programs to help producers raise pork more efficiently to feed a growing population is an ongoing effort at the Kent Research Farm. NutriVantage® Nutrition Optimizer® for… Read More Supplemental Chromium Sources in Grown-Finish Pigs Developing 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 with 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 Want to learn more from KNG research? Give us your email address to be notified when we publish new Nutrition Notes articles.