The choice for improved late-finishing performance and profitability
Paylean is a feed ingredient for increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency and increased carcass leanness in finishing swine weighing not less than 150 pounds, fed a complete ration containing at least 16% crude protein for the last 45 to 90 pounds of gain prior to slaughter.
In the late finisher phase, pigs naturally gain less muscle, and more fat.1 Paylean directs nutrients toward quality lean gain and away from fat deposition, resulting in an increase in high-value lean cuts of meat. Paylean-fed pigs produce more muscle, and less fat because they convert nutrition in feed to lean gain more efficiently than control pigs.
Better feed efficiency, more lean gain—with no effect on meat quality
Paylean helps producers contain cost pressures from fluctuating hog and feed prices. By improving feed efficiency with Paylean, producers can better contain their feed costs, the No. 1 cost in raising hogs. Research has shown Paylean:
- Increases average daily gain2,3
- Improves feed efficiency2,3
- Increases carcass leanness4
Research also shows Paylean’s benefits are dose, and duration dependent. Traditional strategies encouraged feeding Paylean at 4.5 g/ton for 28 days, but trial data supports increasing the dose to 6.75 g/ton, and feeding for 35 days for improved performance.2
Depending on your finishing strategy, Paylean at 6.75 g/ton for 35 days can result in either better efficiency—19.11% over 35 days according to the latest study2—or increased weight and carcass benefits. For producers finishing long on space, the added days mean your first-cut hogs are getting the benefits of the improved feed efficiency and carcass leanness. For those finishing short on space, the rest of the barn gets the carcass, and weight-gain benefits.
Paylean does not affect meat quality, and it maintains the desirable pork qualities of flavor, tenderness, and juiciness of fresh loin and ham, as confirmed by trained taste panelists in numerous studies.5,6 Meat from Paylean-fed pigs can be exported to leading U.S. markets, and Paylean is approved for use in 26 countries.