Sudden dietary and environmental changes associated with weaning create an imbalance in microflora and reduce protection from GI tract resulting in health issues. Maintaining the stability of the intestinal microbiota is important in preserving intestinal integrity, pig performance and health at all life stages. As an all-natural prebiotic, Tasco® helps maintain healthy gut flora that supports gastrointestinal (GI) tract function vital to optimal growth and well-being of swine. A healthy GI tract supports a strong immune system. Beyond supporting the immune system, Tasco® leads to other benefits such as improving feed utilization and supporting growth performance. In lactating sows, Tasco® helps maintain milk production, and body condition score.
Tasco® can be incorporated into all pig feeding formulations. There are specific times when Tasco® may provide greater support to GI tract health, including:
A USDA webinar during July reemphasized a message that pork producers have known for a while: heat stress can be detrimental to the wellbeing of their livestock. Jay Johnson, a research animal scientist dedicated to livestock behavior research, listed numerous different production losses that rising global temperatures will create for the industry: Reduced lean […]
The last few years have been a struggle for pork producers all over the country. Everything from closed processing plants at the beginning of the pandemic to increased transportation costs, supply-chain snags and labor expenses in 2021 forced hog farmers to repeatedly make tough choices. With all these extra burdens on hog farmers, every […]
In any livestock production system, a sick animal is an expensive animal. For pork producers, the variety of different production diseases and harmful pathogens is almost mind-boggling. African swine fever, PRRS, swine brucellosis, pseudorabies, and other diseases wreak havoc throughout swine herds, diminishing their overall health, meat quality and marketability. Development of a hearty […]