EasySlider II is a computer-controlled individual feeding system for sows in the farrowing pen. It consists of the Vario volume dispenser and a dosing unit. The system transports and dispenses dry feed in the form of meal, crumbs or pellets without any bridging.
With the BigFarmNet control system, an individual feed curve can be set for each sow. Moreover, up to 24 eating times can be programmed. Meals can thus be distributed over the day, which has a positive effect on digestion and lactation.
- improved hygiene as the feed in the trough is always fresh;
- the daily feed quantity allocated to the sow can easily be set in BigFarmNet Manager, i.e. manual adjustments of the volume dispenser are not necessary;
- the system operates very quietly, reducing stress for sows and piglets;
- the lower part of EasySlider II can be rotated by 360° so the system is very flexible for all installation situations;
- the dosing unit can be removed and the feed pipe is open at the upper end, reducing maintenance requirements and allowing thorough cleaning and good hygiene;
- excellent value for money.
Individual sow feeding
Big Dutchman can offer two different control systems:
The core benefit with this option: the sow can choose for herself when and how much she wants to eat. She only has to actuate a pendulum inside the feed pipe. When the pendulum connects with the pipe, a contact is activated and the control unit triggers feed dispensing. A portion is dispensed if the sow is entitled to receive feed. After a defined eating time, she can demand the next portion.
Control via defined eating times
Eating times and feed quantities are predetermined in the BigFarmNet Manager software. Therefore, a sensor is not required.
- individual sow feeding in the farrowing pen with virtually no old feed remaining in the trough, leading to less feed loss;
- the sows decide when they want to eat so the environment in the house is calmer;
- BigFarmNet makes it easy to check how often a sow has requested feed, providing a good overview and control of each sow’s eating behaviour, thus helping with health monitoring.