Automatic feeding system: How to understand the feed intake of each sow in a farrowing house

- Jun 12, 2018 -


Move the plastic ring to the scale set in advance on the water pipe to mark the sow feed intake.

Explanation:

This technique is used to understand the feed intake of each sow in the farrowing house.

In order to achieve the best performance of the sow during the farrowing season, good nutrition must be provided. The purpose of this study is to allow sows to eat as much as possible so that they produce the most milk and do not harm the body.

Usually the sows limit feed before giving birth, and then increase the amount of feed. However, the increase in the amount of feeding will make the sow full and refuse to feed. Therefore, it is best to control the feed intake of each sow separately. If the sow can eat the ration, the amount of feeding should be increased. If the ration can not be eaten, the amount of feeding should be reduced.

Pig farms equipped with automatic feeding systems and distributors have reference feeds provided, so it is easy to understand the feed intake of each sow.

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When we understand the sow's feed intake, we can readjust the distribution of the dispenser.

For artificial feeding farms, problems will occur if there is no given reference amount. If there is more than one breeder, the problem is even more serious. Many times, when the person responsible for feeding the farrowing sow is at rest, the replacement personnel do not know how much the sow eats.

If we reference the amount of reference feeding on the water pipe and indicate the moving ring (made of PVC pipe) on the pipe, it is easy to understand the feed intake of each sow.