As with all newborns, feeding piglets involves much more than nutrition. The warmth of breastfeeding reduces stress; therefore, the transition phase is delicate in any species.

Studies on the production chain of swine and other animals are frequent. It is undeniable how this niche moves the economy. Expectations for 2019 are optimistic, despite the swine fever (or maybe even because of it).

Producing more cost-effective, adding quality and profitability, is the main focus of producers. And nutrition, from the earliest days of life, is one of the most important factors for success throughout production. With the growing economic perspective of the industry and the need for intensified production, animals suffer stress, especially those in the nursery phase.


It is natural for the body to become more vulnerable in the feeding transition phase when the piglet moves from a liquid (breastfeeding) diet to a solid diet.

Given the global trend to reduce and ban the use of growth-enhancing antibiotics in animal feed, the search for a natural and effective solution is a guarantee of better quality and profitable business.

Tests carried out on weaning piglets, maintaining legal standards and welfare care, have proven the effectiveness of Hilyses®. Nutritionally rich and attractive to the taste of pigs, the hydrolyzed yeast-based additive provides excellent levels of free nucleotides and nucleosides and enables a natural, healthy, and palatable diet at this stage.

Developing feed for piglets at this transition phase requires research, as well as considering several other factors. The ambiance, health, and welfare of sows and piglets, as well as digestive tract metabolism and weaning time,  are just some of them. Obtaining the appropriate formula regarding nutritional value and all other aspects that involve the productive and nutritional chain of these animals is a long process.

Hilyses® is a highly palatable, natural nutritional option that stimulates feed consumption and improves immune response.


In general, pig feeding is a challenge for the industry. With many singularities, losses and gains are always fluctuating. This means that the market is constantly searching for new technologies to minimize losses.

The high mortality rate is only one of those economic losses, whether due to feed reasons, infections or deficiencies in animal management.

Since piglets are very young, care towards them must be even more strict. Specifically, when it comes to feeding, the solution found to decrease the mortality rate of newborns, especially in the transition phase between weaning and solid feed, is based on the diets palatability offered.

Through palatable stimulusHilyses® meets nutritional deficiencies and strengthens piglet development at this stage.

Palatability is a solution to stimulate feed consumption, consequently reducing the mortality rate of piglets.


ICC Brazil is a company that creates solutions for animal health and nutrition. Recognized in Brazil and abroad for is innovative capacity, it develops products, mostly yeast-based, with quality tested and approved by the scientific community. This adds value to the nutrition chain, focusing on productivity gains, biosecurity, and welfare of animals.

The company has been investing to become a benchmark in research and development of functional solutions for animal health and nutrition, based on innovation and science. Since its foundation, ICC Brazil has conducted more than 200 research, ensuring innovative products, greater productivity, and profitability for its customers.

Source: ICC Brazil 


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