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POWERSTART® Solo is a groundbreaking, research-proven feed designed to be the sole source of nutrition for pigs weighing 13–25 pounds.

About the Product

POWERSTART Solo is formulated for pigs weighing a minimum of 13 pounds. It contains a blend of ingredients that provide the optimal level of nutrient complexity to assist young pigs as they transition to dry feed at weaning and continues to provide the proper formulation as pigs age. The Alltech Gut Health technologies included in POWERSTART Solo help promote overall health and well-being, contributing to fast and efficient gains.

Why a single-phase starter?

Phase feeding with multiple products offers producers the best opportunity to provide pigs with the right nutrients for each stage of growth. Often, however, nurseries contain pigs from multiple weaning dates, and this range of ages and weights can make managing the feed budget more challenging and can lead to the underfeeding of smaller, lighter pigs.

Its efficiency of feed delivery and manufacturing make POWERSTART Solo attractive to producers who have multi-fill rooms or nurseries. Feeding a single-phase nursery feed like POWERSTART Solo can make it easier to manage feed budgets and the number of days on medication — especially when using a VFD medication.


Do I need to feed a prestarter to smaller pigs?

We recommend Powerstart Launch for any pigs weighing less than 13 pounds. For smaller pigs (i.e., weighing less than 10 pounds), First Course would be beneficial. Overall, we recommend managing the lightest pigs in the group the same as you would in a multi-phase nursery program.

Nutrient Analysis

  POWERSTART Solo #65899 POWERSTART Solo Base #65900
Crude Protein, min, % 20.5 24.0
Lysine, min, % 1.5 2.3
Crude Fat, min, % 4.5 5.0
Crude Fiber, max, % 3.0 4.0
Calcium (Ca), min, % 0.5 1.5
Calcium (Ca), max, % 1.0 2.5
Phosphorus (P), min, % 0.6 1.0
Salt (NaCl), min, % 0.4 1.0
Salt (NaCl), max, % 0.9 2.0
Selenium (Se), min 0.3 ppm 0.8 ppm
Zinc (Zn), min 3,000 ppm 8,000 ppm
Phytase (Trichoderma Reesei), min 226 FTU/lb 604 FTU/lb
Phytase (Aspergillus Niger)  234 FTU/lb 625 FTU/lb
Xylanase (Trichoderma Longibrachiatum)  54 XU/lb 145 XU/lb

*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

POWERSTART Solo #65899

  • Feed approximately 15 pounds per pig for pigs weighing 13–25 pounds of body weight.

POWERSTART Solo Base #65900

  • Add at the rate of 750 pounds/ton with 900 pounds corn and 350 pounds soybean meal.
  • Feed approximately 15 pounds per pig for pigs weighing 13–25 pounds of body weight.

Always supply a source of fresh, clean water.


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

#65899 - POWERSTART® Solo, 50 lb.

#65900 - POWERSTART® Solo Base,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.