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Feed additives in pig nutrition

Pigs have been kept as farm animals for over 10,000 years. Today, slightly more than one third of global meat production comes from pigs. Despite large regional differences, the combination of breeding, husbandry optimisation and needs-based feeding has made high efficiency in pig production possible to a large extent.

Fact: True connoisseurs

Pigs have nearly four times the amount of taste buds as humans. This makes their perception and differentiation of taste and smell far more pronounced, as can be seen in truffle pigs. 

Fact: Saving crude protein

Using synthetic amino acids can save up to 4%-points crude protein without any negative effect on the health and performance of pigs.

High demands on feeding

Pork ranks second for the lowest environmental footprint among meat products. However, this efficiency often poses systemic challenges and places ever higher demands on feeding and (regional) feed quality. 

Feeding concepts focus on improving intestinal health, in particular to reduce diarrhoeal diseases after weaning and to maintain the health and longevity of high-yielding sows. 

The aim is to reduce the global use of antibiotics (in line with SDG 3 of the WHO One Health concept). In addition, the increasing integration of local by-products to reduce feed and food competition and independence from soy imports will play a major role in pig nutrition in the future.

Sharp taste buds

Given the clear sensory superiority, it is not difficult to imagine why the smell and taste of feed is so important in pig feeding. 

Attractive flavours can contribute to improving the welfare of the animals by offering inquisitive animals new stimuli as a kind of environmental enrichment. 

The Cuxarom range of flavours by Kaesler Nutrition gives you a wide variety to choose from.

Challenges for pigs

Our products for pigs
  • Amino Acids

    Amino acids are vital for all living beings to build proteins. Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life.

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  • Antioxidants for feed

    Adding antioxidants is one of the most efficient ways of protecting the sensitive nutrients in feed.

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  • Botanicals

    Using botanicals in animal feed can have a positive effect on digestion and maintain general health and well-being.

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  • Carnitine

    L-Carnitine supports energy metabolism and helps the body turn fat into energy.


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  • Enzymes

    Using feed enzymes is essential to improve nutrient digestibility and cost efficiency. 


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  • Flavours

    Flavouring compounds improve the sensory characteristics of feed via active olfactory and gustatory components.

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  • Vitamins for feed

    Vitamins are essential to maintain the normal metabolic processes of animals to ensure health and performance and must be supplied with the feed.

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