New house for piglet rearing
In the course of succession of generations, Ursula and Hubert Lamping from Essen/Oldenburg in Germany recently decided to invest in a new house for pig rearing. The couple has 500 sows and in the long run wants to produce piglets in a closed system. The new house for 2,100 animals was equipped with a pig feeding system, pig equipment and pig house ventilation by Big Dutchman. At the recommendation of another farmer, the Lamping family decided in favor of the HydroAir liquid feeding system equipped with innovative compressed air technology.
„We have planned the farm extension together with our junior. He will get in the farm after his agricultural training“, explained Hubert Lamping his decision to build a new pig rearing house. Before, part of the produced piglets was sold while the rest was reared and finished directly on the farm. After the expansion, the baby piglets will move to the new house of a size of 32 x 36 meters. It has three compartments of 700 animal places each and is ideally suited for the piglet batches produced on this farm.
HydroAir liquid feeding for piglet rearing
The advantages of a Big Dutchman sensor feeding system especially designed for pig rearing are obvious: Since HydroAir is operating with compressed air, the feed is transported to the trough and metered out without residues, and the feed lines remain free. As a result this means optimum hygienic rearing conditions and healthy piglets.
The HydroAir liquid feeding system allows mixing and metering out very small quantities of feed. In the beginning of rearing, piglets are fed six to eight times a day; in the end, frequency is raised up to twelve times. During the first three to four weeks, warm liquid feed is supplied to the piglets allowing high feed intake right from the start. Other advantages of HydroAir are that the feed mix can be adjusted accurately to the piglets’ nutrient requirements as well as providing a gradual change of the feed mix (phase feeding). Besides pig rearing, Big Dutchman liquid feeding can be ideally applied when feeding sows.