Hybrid Rye for Sows
Hybrid rye can replace up to 50% of the diet in gestating and lactating sow diets without impacting sow performance or growth and performance of piglets. In fact, the synergistic effect of including both corn and hybrid rye in the diet during lactation has shown to improve milk yields and consequently average daily gain of the litters. Additionally, feeding hybrid rye can result in positive behavior effects in the sow due to increased satiety through gut fill. Research has shown this can lead to decreased pig mortality as sows fed hybrid rye crush fewer piglets.