HP FiberStart

The purpose is to stimulate weaning piglets in multiple ways to ease the transition at weaning.

HP FiberStart is enzymatically co-processed protein and fiber raw materials used in nursery diets where alternatives to therapeutic use of zinc oxide is needed.

Product application

Product features

  • Combination of inert and fermentable fiber components
  • Rich in digestible protein
  • Low content of anti-nutritional factors

Product benefits

  • Feces consistency is more ferm
  • 19% higher butyric acid production
  • Better hindgut fermentation and organic acids production

Recommended inclusion rate

  • Phase I (6 – 9kg) 10%
  • Phase II (9 – 15kg) 7%
  • Phase III (15 – 30kg) 3%

Product testing

Butyric acid increases by 19% in nursery piglets and remains higher through day 36 post weaning when HP FiberStart is fed

Gut maturation and safe transition during weaning are multifactorial of which butyric acid present in the gut is one of the most important once. Butyric acid has multiple beneficial effects on vital intestinal function as energy source for enterocytes to stimulate villi development, gut epithelial integrity and anti-inflammatory function - all desirable outcomes needed to alleviate the transition during weaning.

Adding fiber to piglet diets results in higher production of organic acids, however the right combination of fiber fractions that ends up in the desired gut compartment is a prerequisite for stimulating beneficial bacteria and production of butyric acid to get full profit of the many stimulating benefits of butyric acid in young piglets. This can be achieved by using HP FiberStart in the nursery diet.

HP FiberStart results in same high growth performance as when using zinc oxide at pharmaceutical level

Nursery pigs performance is the same when using HP FiberStart as therapeutic treatment with zinc oxide in diets containing 18% crude protein. The benefit of using HP FiberStart during pre-weaning holds through phase three. The statistical power of our trials, with a great magnitude in terms of number of piglets and replicates, secure that the measured differences in ADG between treatments are correct. Statistical power = 89% and expresses the sensitivity of a test. As power increases, the likelihood of getting false negative test results decreases.

HP FiberStart increases feed intake over zinc oxide the first critical week post weaning of piglets.

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Product benefits

Feed is the critical factor in animal production, accounting for up to 70% of total costs. Using HAMLET PROTEIN specialty soy proteins in young animal feed, you can optimize feed efficiency – and maximize your return on investment.

The key is their easy absorption by immature guts. Although added to feed for only a limited period in early life, our proteins have a strong carry-over effect on animal growth and performance. Feeding trials have documented a higher slaughter weight compared to animals fed standard soybean meal.

Our highly bioavailable proteins improve feed quality overall. That paves the way to reducing the total protein content – cutting the cost of your formulation.

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Our products are easy to incorporate in feed for 4-30 kg (8-60 lb) piglets. Take a closer look at our product range. Other than HP FiberStart our portfolio also contains HP 300 and HP 800 Booster.

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Providing the right nutrition in the first life stage determines the overall lifetime performance of the animal. Our soy-based specialty ingredients improve health, welfare and performance of young animals. That is how we deliver a strong return on investment to producers around the world.