POWERSTART® 25/16 Complete & Basemix


The POWERSTART® 25/16 feeding program is formulated for pigs from 25 to 40 days of age. The POWERSTART 25/16 feeding program is designed for producers who are driven by feed cost per pig and whose production system is operating under high health (<2.5% mortality) conditions.

About the Product

POWERSTART 25/16 Complete:
A complete starter feed designed to be fed to pigs that are 25 to 40 days of age. POWERSTART 25/16 is typically fed for about 14 days in the nursery as a follow up to PowerStart 19/13 Complete.

POWERSTART 25/16 Basemix:
A basemix designed to be mixed with soybean meal and corn and to be fed to pigs that are 25 to 40 days of age. POWERSTART 25/16 Basemix is typically fed for about 14 days in the nursery as a follow up to POWERSTART 19/13.

Specially Fortified for an Older, Heavier Pig:
The POWERSTART feeding program provides the proper balance of complexity and fortification needed by the older, heavier weaned pig. This ensures that the pig will make a smooth transition at weaning and have good growth performance and feed efficiency while being a highly economical program.

Matches Changing Digestive Enzyme Activity In Pigs:
After 25 days of age, the digestive system of the pig is better developed to process soy proteins and grain starches instead of complex specialty proteins and milk sugars. The blend of ingredients in POWERSTART 25/16 helps the pig transition from a complex, highly fortified diet to one that includes more soybean meal and corn. This degree of complexity plus proper levels of feed can improve uniformity and decrease postweaning lag.

Nutrient Analysis

  POWERSTART 25/16 Complete #29307 POWERSTART 25/16 Basemix #29308
Crude Protein, min, % 20.0 22.0
Lysine, min, % 1.5 2.6
Crude Fat, min, % 4.0 6.0
Crude Fiber, max, % 3.5 3.5
Calcium (Ca), min, % 0.6 2.5
Calcium (Ca), max, % 1.1 3.0
Phosphorus (P), min, % 0.6 1.45
Salt (NaCl), min, % 0.3 1.5
Salt (NaCl), max, % 0.8 2.0
Selenium (Se), min, ppm 0.3 1.20
Zinc (Zn), min, ppm 4,000 16,000
Phytase (Trichoderma Reesei) min, FTU/lb 226 907
Phytase (Aspergillus Niger) FTU/lb 234 938
Xylanase (Trichoderma Longibrachiatum) XU/lb 54 218

*One unit of phytase activity (FTU) is defined as the quantity of enzyme which liberates 1 micromol of inorganic phosphorus per minute. Environmental factors such as feed pH, moisture, and processing methods such as pelleting or extrusion, may affect enzyme activity.

*One xylanase unit is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 micromole of xylose per minute under the conditions of the assay.

Feeding Directions

Feed as the sole ration to starter pigs. Always supply a source of fresh, clean water. 

POWERSTART Starter Program

Pig Age (Days) Pig Weight (lbs) Budget (lbs) Feed
19-25 13-16 3-4 POWERSTART 19/13
25-40 16-25 11-13 POWERSTART 25/16

In the Nursery:
Feed to pigs from 25 to 40 days of age. Age is more important than pig weight, but typical pig weight range would be 16 to 25 pounds. • Expected consumption is 11.0 to 13.0 pounds of POWERSTART 25/16 Complete per pig, depending on weaning weight, environment and production goals.

Mixing Directions for POWERSTART 25/16 Basemix
Mix POWERSTART 25/16 Basemix according to the rate show below and feed to pigs 25 to 40 days of age. Age is more important than weight, but typical pig weight would be 16-25 pounds.

Ingredient Lbs./ton
POWERSTART 25/16 Basemix 500
48% Soybean Meal 425
Fat 40
Corn 1035
TOTAL, lbs. 2,000
Lysine Level 1.45%

Suggested mixing directions are for non-medicated diets. A medicated diet may be mixed with medication of choice by replacing corn.  Consult with your Hubbard sales representative to obtain a specific feeding program tailored to your operation.

The chart below provides a benchmark for nursery productivity for days 7 to 21 in the nursery or a 16 to 25 pound pig.

Estimated Performance

  Excellent Good Average
Ave. Daily Gain .70 .60 .50
Feed Efficiency 1.12 1.22 1.32
Daily Feed Intake, lb. .80 .73 .64


Management Tips

  • Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Provide 1 nipple waterer for every 10 pigs positioned at shoulder height.

  • Monitor and adjust ventilation—prevent drafts and keep humidity levels between 50% and 60%.

  • Monitor air quality. As pigs grow larger and become more crowded, air quality is affected.

  • Check feeders for proper adjustment. 50% of the trough bottom should be covered with feed.

  • Continually monitor pigs for any signs of stress or abnormalities.

  • A guideline for feeder space is 3 to 4 inches of feeder space per pig.

  • Temperature guideline for the second week in the nursery is 82° F set point and 79°F for the third week. Room temperature should be about 76-79° F at the end of day 21.


This product has been formulated specifically for swine and is not intended for other species. Do not feed to cattle or other ruminants. 

Product Number

#29307–POWERSTART® 25/16 Complete, 50 lb
#29308–POWERSTART® 25/16 Basemix, 50 lb

Please Note: This product information sheet is meant to serve as a general overview and is not intended to replace the product label. Always refer directly to the product label for the most up-to-date nutrient content and feeding directions.