New feeders offer pigs eating choices

The new Rotecna SF3D feeder from ARM Buildings offers feeding choices.
The new Rotecna SF3D feeder from ARM Buildings offers feeding choices.

Two new wet-and-dry shelf feeders for pigs – the SF3D Fattening and the SF3D Wean-to-Finish – are being offered by Staffordshire-based ARM Buildings.

Friday 3 May 2019 (7 months 7 days ago)

Claimed to allow large numbers of pigs to eat placidly, without wasting feed, the feeders offer a range of options. This versatility enables pigs to choose between eating dry feed from an upper tray or feed mixed with water in a lower trough. The height of the feed tray can be changed to cater for pigs of different sizes.

An internal mechanism is used to regulate feed flow very precisely while a valve can be installed to maintain a constant level of water in one feeding space while the other two can offer the wet-and-and-dry facility.

The feeders are double-sided, so can be installed between adjacent pens, providing for 60-72 pigs without water or 84-96 pigs with water feeding from both sides and utilising all six feeding spaces.

Measuring 1.2 m wide x 1 m long x 0.56 m wide and made from a combination of stainless steel and plastic by Spanish equipment company Rotecna, the feeders cost from £440 for the fattening model, and from £520 for the wean-to-finish version.

April 30, 2019 - ARM Buildings Ltd

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