Copper free diet for pigs

Paddington

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Picked up a few bags of pig nuts today for our 3 month old weaners. They were not our normal Supabreed nuts, but a "general feed for pigs". At home I noticed on the feint paper label that they are copper free. I thought copper as well as iron was essential for blood formation in piglets and these weaners were on 16% copper previously. As outdoor pigs they can get iron from the soil but copper ? Weaners are OSB's so not fast growing compared to commercial pigs. We've always used bought in feed in the past as presumably their necessary trace elements are included. Do I need to add a copper supplement or return the feed ?
 

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Growers facing high blackgrass dormancy this season are being encouraged to extend the application of residual chemistry by using ethofumesate in post-emergence sprays, according to the latest advice from UPL. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Although pre-emergence chemistry plays a vital role in controlling blackgrass, due to a predicted extended emergence period, further...
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