“We're individually feeding our pens”
The Leavenworth farm in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, looks like a normal pig house. But there is a very significant difference: the modern barn, equipped by Big Dutchman, functions as a research facility. Scientists of the US company Alltech develop and test feed under real conditions in Sleepy Eye. Their goal is an ideal conversion of the nutrients contained in the feed.
Dry feeding system
The researcher’s tests are supported by Big Dutchman’s computer-controlled dry feeding system DryExact. Mixtures and different types of feed from twelve silos are conveyed into a weighed mixer. From here, a feed chain transports the feed to the respective valve to allow for individual feeding of each pen.
See for yourself – the Leavenworth Livestock Research Facility on screen!