Young animal nutrition is fundamental to ensure the best production performances at the end. The early life is a short period which will have a strong impact on the animal development and during which we take care to guarantee optimal nutritional and digestive security. Thanks to our nutrition expertise and high-quality industrial process, we are able to propose you the following solutions:
Pre-starter feed: invest now and reap dividends later
The period when a young animal starts to eat commercial feed can set it up for success its whole lifetime. Young animal nutrition is fundamental to ensure a healthy life of growth and production. A nutritionally balanced ration that includes everything a young animal needs in a form that they will eat is a key component of long-term success. Using the correct pre-starter feed formula will pay dividends by getting the animal started down a path towards a healthy and productive life.
Challenges for young animals
A baby animal’s life is often filled with stress. Competition for food, susceptibility to viruses and diseases, and negative environmental factors can make the early phase of life especially difficult.
Possibly one of the biggest stressors in a young animal’s life is the weaning process. Making weaning smoother and easing the transition from milk to solid feed is a key challenge. Getting animals started on a pre-starter feed during the starter phase will make the transition to regular starter feed easier and reduce weaning stress.
Maximize their potential
When it comes to poultry, a day-old chick has strong growth potential. In fact, the maximum growth for the chick occurs in the first week of life. The success of the first week is related to success in the finishing phase; there is a positive correlation between live weight at 7 days old and slaughter weight. This time is also important to the success of the performance of layers and breeding birds.
Similarly, a piglet’s early life is a short period which determines lifetime performance. During the first weeks of life, the piglet is immature and extremely sensitive to environmental stress. Early life intervention with ideal feed guarantees optimal gut development and long-term benefits.
Likewise, calf feeding during the pre-weaning period is decisive. The nature of the nutrients that are provided in solid feed will allow the rapid development of the rumen papillae, and the establishment of rumination, a key factor of success for the future dairy cow or the fattening cattle.
These examples can be repeated for many species of young animals. The bottom line is that the right nutrition in the early phase of life will help maximize potential later.
Wisium pre-starter products
To address the multiple stressors and issues affecting young animals, Wisium has developed pre-starter feed products that provide optimal nutritional support during this critical time.
GENESA, a poultry pre-starter feed
A day-old chick has strong growth potential. Maximum growth occurs in the first week of life. This phase governs the success of the finishing phase because there is a positive correlation between live weight at 7 days old and slaughter weight. This phase also governs a part of the success of the layer and breeder performances.
GENESA, our poultry pre-starter feed, has three essential specificities to ensure you the best performance. Our mastered grading technology for a perfect size crumbles allows us to offer a pre-starter feed with 1-2 mm perfect size crumble. Designed to satisfy the specific needs of chicks, GENESA uses high-quality, digestible ingredients.
Included in GENESA, B-SAFE is a non-medicated product offering a safe, natural and reliable solution to control pathogenic flora and strengthen the digestive defenses of broilers. Its innovative concept is based on the synergistic action between plant extracts and special activated clay.
GENESA results for better performances:
Improved feed intake of day-old-chick
Better day-old chick viability
Enhanced flock uniformity: security and homogenization of starting performance
A weight gain of more than 40g per chick at 35 days (according internal research trials)
WEAN UP, a piglet pre-starter feed
The piglet’s early life is a short period which determines a pig‘s lifetime performances. During the first weeks of life, the piglet is immature and very sensitive to environmental stress. Early life intervention with ideal feed guarantees optimal gut development and long-term benefits.
WEAN UP is an international feeding program for optimal farm management. Just like all our other feeding programs, it offers a full package of nutritional solutions and recommendations. WEAN UP is a synergic approach based on a complete range of products dedicated to every stage of a piglet’s life and a customized technical support to amplify a product’s positive effects.
Wisium experts are your partners to measure your farm’s performances and identify areas of improvement. We focus on a short term investment for long term benefits.
WEAN UP results for better performances:
Reduce pre-weaning mortality
Higher feed intake
Guarantee digestive security
Prepare the gut to improve lifetime growth
NEWEAN, a range of milk replacers
The NURSY rearing calf program incorporates the latest research data in calf nutrition to ensure calf health. Different feeding programs are offered to meet the different farming contexts and the expectations of the farmers. The formulation of the feed integrates natural additives tested and validated in our research centers, which allow the rapid establishment of rumination.
The performance of adult cows depends on the development of young calves during the first weeks of life. Growth delay during the first months of young ruminant’s life will not be caught up.
NEWEAN milk replacers are specially designed to insure a good start and prepare the future cow, ewe and goat. Our products are formulated with high quality dairy and vegetal raw materials selected for their nutritional values. These raw materials are obtained by an original process which allows to keep the quality of nutrients and their digestibility. The re-fattening spray technique leads to complete solubility and insures palatability and ease of use.
NEWEAN results for better performances:
Optimum nutritional supply that ensure optimal growth before weaning
Higher security that prevents any growth delay
Limit digestive troubles risk thanks to a selection of ingredients of upper quality allowing an efficient digestion
Customized formulation adapted to growth targets