In finisher rations, rye acts to increase animal welfare, reduce fighting over feed, and boost gut health. Diet inclusions (of upto 70%) give maximum return on feed costs.
In sow rations, inclusions of around 25% are recommended.
- Rye can be fed as meal, liquid or pellet based feed; It is high in dietary fibre which promotes satiety, gut health and calm behaviour
- Rye can boost energy supply at farrowing; Arabinoxylan levels in rye far exceed wheat, this is converted to butyrate in the animals hind gut
- High straw yields; Straw provision acts as a novel stimuli & helps reduce aggression
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