Milk substitute for piglets of all breeds. Use for orphaned or low-birth weight piglets, large litters or when the sow’s milk is limited.
- Like Sow’s Milk – formulated to match the composition of pig’s milk.
- High in Energy – elevated fat levels to cater for rapid growth of piglets.
- Protein for Growth – rich in essential amino acids required for healthy development.
Whole milk solids, whey protein, casein, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, K, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.
5kg, 10kg & 20kg.
Use Pig Milk Replacer for hand-rearing orphaned or low birth weight piglets, large litters or when sow's milk is limited. Newborns that did not receive colostrum may benefit from feeding about 30g of Impact Colostrum Supplement, preferably in the first 24 hours after birth.
Making up Milk
To make 1 litre of milk: Add 180g of powder to 850ml of warm water.
Add half the water to the powder first and mix to a paste. Then add the remaining water and mix thoroughly. Pre-boil the water to ensure it is sterilised. If the water is too hot it can cause the milk to curdle. If it is too cold then it will be difficult to disperse the powder. An electric whisk can be used for mixing larger quantities. Milk can be stored in the fridge for up to a day or can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.
Warm milk to about 35°C. Young piglets may be bottle fed or stomach tubed, however they will soon learn to lap from a shallow bowl. Feed every 4 hours for the first 4 days, reducing this to every 6 hours by week 1 and every 8 hours by week 2. Always have clean drinking water available.
Low Birth Weight Piglets & Large Litters
Piglets with birth weights less than 1kg or those from large litters are subject to high mortality rates. They rarely survive if they are unable to attach to a teat or if the sow's milk is limited. Use Pig Milk Replacer to bring these piglets up to weight for age and then either continue to hand-rear or establish them on a foster sow.
Depending on breed, healthy piglets should weigh between 1.2 and 1.8kg at birth and increase body weight by about 200g per day (less for miniature breeds). Over feeding can cause diarrhoea, so large deviations from the suggested feed volumes are not advised.
Hand reared piglets can be weaned at around 4 weeks of age as long as body weight is a minimum of 6kg. Offer high quality digestible weaner food from 10 days of age. Once they start to eat sufficient quantity of solid food, reduce the milk and increase the solids until they are fully weaned.