Open Day attracts many visitors
The new barn for finishing pigs of the Driever family who live in Freren, northern Germany, was recently inaugurated with an Open Day. Numerous interested visitors accepted the invitation to the opening: a proud number of 1,000 farmers, family members, neighbours and friends came to Freren to have a look at the new building for 1,200 finishing pigs. In their search for innovative pig housing equipment, the Driever family opted for the German equipment supplier Big Dutchman.
The 29 x 63 m barn houses ten compartments with eight pens each and one extra compartment. Every pen can hold 15 pigs. All compartments are equipped with animal-friendly and easy-to-clean housing equipment from Big Dutchman for increased stability and a long service life. For thorough barn cleaning, the Driever family installed a soaking system and a central high-pressure cleaner.
Big Dutchman not only supplied the housing equipment but also the entire pig feeding system. Amongst others, this includes the reliable double automatic feeder PicNic-Jumbo which promotes high weight gains in the finishing phase. The pigs are fed by a multi-phase dry feeding system with two separate feed loops. Feed is supplied by the reliable DRY RAPID tube conveyor.