20 September 1996

Babito conditions piglets to cereals

PIGLETS offered the supplement Babito from two days old can gain an extra 1kg in the first six weeks, says Specialist Pig Products.

It claims Babito achieves more even litters at weaning and reduces mortality during suckling. The product includes milk and vegetable proteins and energy sources that make it palatable, it says.

Babito is designed to provide essential nutrients and condition the young pigs gut for a cereal-based diet.

A 25kg bag feeds between five and seven litters up to three weeks old and costs about £30/bag (01704-566355).