POWERSTART® Nursery Premix


POWERSTART® Nursery Premix is formulated to be mixed with soybean meal and corn and fed to pigs weighing 25 to 50 pounds.

About the Product

POWERSTART Nursery Premix provides the proper balance of complexity and fortification needed by older heavier pigs.  The formulation in POWERSTART Nursery Premix includes the following:

  • Addition of synthetic amino acids which allow for reduced soybean meal usage and increased energy level of the diet.
  • Copper chloride - improves gut environment for better growth.
  • Superdose level of phytase increases digestibility of phosphorus and other nutrients to improve feed conversion.
  • Organic selenium and natural vitamin E improves the antioxidant status of pigs
  • Mold inhibitors to prevent mold growth and lengthen shelf life of the diet.

When to Use

Use as a follow up to POWERSTART 25/16 complete feed or POWERSTART 25/16 Basemix diet.  POWERSTART Nursery Premix should be fed until pigs are 50 lbs.  

Nutrient Analysis

Crude Protein, min % 14.0
Lysine, min % 9.0
Crude fat, min %  1.0
Crude Fiber, max % 3.0
Calcium, min-max % 12.0-14.4
Phosphorus, min % 4.7
Salt, min-max % 12.0-14.4
Selenium, min, ppm 8.0
Zinc, min 3,202
Phytase (Trichoderma Reesei), min, FTU/lb 6,048
Phytase (Aspergillus Niger) FTU/lb 5,992
Xylanase (Trichoderma Longibrachiatum) XU/lb 1,398

*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

Add at the rate of 75 pounds per ton with corn and soybean meal.  Suggested rations are listed below. 


Pig Weight


Pig Weight 


Pig Weight 


Pig Weight 


Corn 1,325 1,245 1,365 1,285
SBM (dehulled) 560 540 520 500
PowerStart Nursery Premix 75 75 75 75
Fat 40 40 40 40
DDGS 0 100 0 100
TOTAL, lbs. 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Total Lysine % 1.35 1.35 1.3 1.3

A clean, fresh source of drinking water is also necessary.


This product, which contains added copper, should not be fed to sheep or related species that have a low tolerance to copper.

This product has been formulated specifically for swine and is not intended for other species.


Product Number

#45130 – POWERSTART® Nursery Premix, 50 lb. bag

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.