About BIOPLUS® YC
BIOPLUS® YC contains highly-selected, naturally-occurring strains of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis. Daily feeding of BIOPLUS® YC promotes stability of the digestive tract, increases availability of nutrients, and reduces pathogen load. The overall benefits of improved feed conversion ensure optimal body score at the end of lactation and more livable piglets.
Improves sow reproduction
A low number of non-productive days is the main characteristic of a high performing sow. To achieve this goal it is important that sows have an early, clear heat after piglets are weaned and a successful first service. Low weight loss during lactation and an optimum body score at the end of lactation are the key objectives. Applying BIOPLUS® YC to sow diets have shown to reduce weight loss, the number of non-productive days and significantly reduce wean-to-oestrus interval.
One of the challenges among sucking piglets is diarrhoea during the first week after birth. BIOPLUS® YC has shown to significantly improve faecal scores during this period.
Reduces pre-weaning mortality
The profitability of sow units is highly dependent not only on reproductive performance of the sows but also the vitality of the piglets. Improving pre-weaning performance will also have a positive effect on the post weaning performance. BIOPLUS® YC reduces pre-weaning mortality by an average of 3.2% points when applied to sow diets. This increases the number of weaned piglets per sow per year by approximately one pig.
Enhances weaning weight
Weaning is a stressful period and can often lead to anorexia among the piglets. This leaves the gut more susceptible to a harmful pathogenic load. However, by having a high weight at weaning enables the piglets to better overcome the challenges of weaning. Application of BIOPLUS® YC to sow diets has shown to enhance weaning weight of piglets by up to 460g per piglet.