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Why it is important to analyze grain
We recommend that you have your new grain analyzed for water content in particular - but also crude protein and crude fat.
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Suspicious of mycotoxins ending up in the feed?
This summer we have across countries had several hot periods followed by high humidity, which create a significant risk of fungal attack in the field and thus a risk of mycotoxins in the feed.
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2020 pre-harvest recommendations from Vilomix
To help you maintain the high production productivity in the swine sections during the period from August to September we have gathered some main recommendations.
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High potential risk of mycotoxin contaminated grain
Harvest time is up and risk arises of possible mycotoxin contamination that may decrease production results.
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How can you ensure longevity of your sows and avoid liver torsion?
Liver torsion could be due to large amounts of feed and high raw protein content in sows. There are many things to focus on in a sow unit, and one of them is longevity.
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Urinary system infection in sows and citric acid
Urinary system infection in sows affects reproduction, leading to financial loss. But what are the symptoms of infection, and how can it be treated? Read the article on our recommendations on how to deal with this.
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The best way to feed sows - a recommendation
At Vilomix’ 40th anniversary our Senior Nutritionist from Denmark Jens Svendgaard made a talk on “Feeding pigs in 20 minutes”.  23 years of experience with feed consultancy gives Jens expert knowledge when it comes to what works in herds. You can now read the main points and recommendations Jens makes for sows.
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How can I ensure stable body condition for gestating sows in cold weather?
It is common during the winter months to increase the feed strength because of an increased maintenance level. We therefore recommend you to check if you are feeding the gestating sows enough. In this article you will see our recommendations. 
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Global focus on sustainability and climate
At Vilomix, we work on a daily basis with optimization of our products for the best product for the price. Examples is better utilization of non-available nutrients in the feed by the addition of e.g. enzymes and probiotics as well as by using synthetic amino acids.
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Optimal feeding of sows in the period of farrowing
The period of farrowing is an area of attention and efforts inside of any farm. Quick farrowing without complications will bring many alive and active piglets, also healthy sows ready to quick recover and productive work during following lactating period.
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Feeding of pregnant sows 4 weeks before farrowing
One of the big challenges in feeding of pregnant sows – reach optimal weight of new born piglets. Due to this, SEGES finished research...
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Feed aspects of ear necrosis
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Correct temperature in farrowing stable
Correct climate in the stable is very important for pigs health and well-being. Piglets has the highest demand for high temperature, were sows and slaughter pigs has the lowest. You should strive after having 20-22oC in the farrowing stable. In the covered creep area there should be 32-34oC.
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New: ViloBoost
Vilomix' new product, ViloBoost, supply the sow with extra energy before farrowing and boosts the milkproduction. ViloBoost should be given by 1 kg/day til sows from entering the farrowingstable to 2-3 days after farrowing. Read more about ViloBoost in the article.
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Do your sows have enough energy around farrowing?
If the sow doesn't get feed for more than 6 hours before farrowing, this risk of lengthy farrowing and number of deadborn piglets will be increased. All because of not enough energy, To avoid this, it is important to give the sow enough feed before the actual farrowing and increase advantageously the energylevel in the feed. Read more about our recommenfations to feedcurve and solution til energy supplement.
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