Our neonate nutrition business, AB Neo, has introduced a new range of starter diets for piglets ahead of next June’s ban on therapeutic zinc in feed into the UK market via Primary Diets.
The new range, PD-Progress, is the result of five years’ research from our expert technical team and has been designed to solve the specific nutritional challenges of removing therapeutic zinc.
The range is designed to support piglets through the post-weaning diarrhoea challenge whilst also maintaining good potential for growth and is the first dedicated range to be launched in the UK. It is an evolution of the Ultra XP diets range, which targets zinc reduction in early stage feeding.
AB Neo UK’s Technical Lead, Dr Sadie Douglas, says: “We recognise the transition to zinc-free pig production is going to be a step-change for our sector and will require the careful co-ordination of a number of factors, including nutrition.
“That is why our technical and commercial teams are working closely with our customers and their vets to provide individual recommendations and support them.
“This UK launch is part of the work being conducted across the wider AB Neo group to ensure we have best solutions for all our markets.”