Automatic feeding system for pigs

For volume dosing compound feeds, especially suited for situations where all animals are given the same type of feed.

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Margins and prices in the pig farming sector are under pressure. Pig producers need solutions that increase the efficiency of their production processes without compromising the quality of the end product and animal welfare. As feed costs account for such a large part of the total production costs, this is an aspect that demands critical attention. 

Spiralling feed prices

The ever-spiralling feed prices are reducing the margins made in pig production. The greatest gains can be made by saving on feed costs. To effectively manage feed costs, it is vital that farmers have a clear insight into the feed consumption on their farms so that improvements can be made.  An efficient, automated feeding process that generates extensive stock registration and data feed intake date is essential. This also saves time and helps to accurately control how much feed is given, as well as ensuring that each animal is automatically fed its feed ration. 

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Easy filling system

Many pig farmers use a simple dry feeding system for volume dosing of compound feed. We mainly see this application on farms that operate an all-in, all-out strategy, where all the animals are given the same type of feed, such as groups of rearers or finishers given dry feed or liquid feed in feeders. This system is also ideal for restricted feeding using dispensers for individual animals, such as sows. A simple dry feed system has a minimal risk of malfunctions and is easy to use for the stockpersons.

How does a filling system work?

The feeding process starts automatically based on the feed clocks in the computer. The feed falls from the silo into the filling hopper and then enters the circuit. The system keeps running until all the dispensers or feeders are filled. The feeding system stops when the end sensor at the final feed place detects feed. The ration of feed per eating place is set at the dispenser or chute. Finally, the feed computer sends a signal to open the dispensers. A built-in signal checks the maximum running time. The feed computer registers the running times to give insight into the daily feed consumption and helps you keep feed costs in check. 

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