What are the differences between artificial feeding and automatic feeding systems in pig farms?

- Sep 24, 2019-


First, the economic benefit analysis of the automatic feeding system is as follows


Take 200 sows as an example. In the case of artificial feeding, there are at least 2 feedings for each 200 sows on the farm. Its main tasks include loading and unloading feed, feeding pigs, checking the situation, clearing the manure, disinfecting, ventilating and ventilating, and assisting breeding. Among them, the largest amount of labor is loading and unloading feed and feeding pigs, accounting for more than half of the labor. The effect of using a highly efficient automatic feeding system is as follows:


1. Save labor costs on farms

It takes two people to raise 200 sows. After installing the automatic feeding equipment, the automatic feeding system is replaced by the work that accounts for more than half of the total labor. Then one person can work very well for one person, which can save one breeder. It takes about 40,000 yuan to hire a breeder a year. Under normal circumstances, for every 10 breeders on the farm, one manager (including logistics personnel) can be reduced, saving labor costs by 4,000 yuan.


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2. Reduced feed waste

Manual feeding of pigs often lacks accurate measuring instruments. When feeding pigs, iron shovel is generally used. The feeding amount is random and inaccurate, and accurate feeding cannot be achieved. It is only satisfied with the total number of pigs according to the pre-, post-, and out-of-bed. Control, and there are sprinkles, leaks, breaks, etc. in the process of loading, unloading, handling and feeding, which causes serious waste of feed. According to the daily feeding of a sow with a minimum of 0.01 kg of feed, then 200 litters per day are wasted 2 kg, and 730 kg is wasted every year, at 1.5 yuan per kg, which is 1095 yuan.


3. Other cost savings

Compared with manual feeding, other cost savings are also significant: saving the cost of feed woven bags by 40 yuan / ton; reducing the labor cost of manual loading, moving and dismantling: 10 yuan / ton; reducing the feed loss of rats by 5 yuan / ton. 200 sows use 200 tons of feed per year, and other cost savings are 200 tons x 55 yuan / ton = 11,000 yuan. The total amount of money saved for 200 sows per year is 40,000 yuan, 104,000 yuan, +1095 yuan, +11,000 yuan = 56,095 yuan.


4. Analysis of economic benefits

The equipment of the automatic feeding system is used according to the specified operation method under normal working environment such as stable power supply, and the maintenance cost is low. The service life of the system is more than 10 years. According to the actual experience, the single-head sow one-time automatic feeding system equipment The investment is about 400 yuan / head. Then the investment in feeding 200 sow equipment needs 80,000 yuan. According to the calculation of 10 years of use, the average annual depreciation fee is 0.8 million yuan, plus electricity and maintenance costs of 0.2 million yuan, totaling 10,000 yuan. In this way, the automatic feeding system raises 200 sows and obtains a new net benefit of 4.6095 million yuan per year, and the economic benefits are very considerable.


5. Equipment investment can be recovered during the year.


Second, the other benefits and effects of the automatic feeding system analysis

The automatic feeding system can realize fully automatic operation, reduce the labor intensity of the breeder, improve the production efficiency of the farm, and has the characteristics of stable performance, reliable use and low failure rate. The automatic feeding system of the pig farm not only saves the labor cost, but also has the advantages that the ordinary manpower can not compare with the pig. The other benefits and effects of the automatic feeding feed system application are roughly reflected in the following aspects:


1. Promote the health of the herd, reduce the stress and the incidence of the disease in the pigs, and the sows are quiet during the whole feeding process, reducing stress, miscarriage and equipment damage. During the feeding process, the sows’ hunger is reduced, the sows are vying for relief, and the staff is relieved.

2. Promote the strengthening of the epidemic prevention system. The whole feeding process has no pollution, and the fresh feed is not affected by the environment of the pig house: stable staff, reduce the flow and replacement of the breeding staff; closed-type blanking design, effectively reducing the feeding and polluting feed of rats and flies. Automatic feeding completely avoids the risk of cross-contamination of the herd after the feed bag enters the pig house.

3, nursery pigs and breeding pigs can be used for more than 10 days in advance for automatic feeding, reducing feeding costs, reducing the workload of the breeding staff, reducing the stocking density, and reducing the incidence of disease and casualties.


Third, the use of automatic feeding system

The automatic conveying and feeding system mainly consists of a feed tower, a driving unit, a conveying pipe, a dosing cup and a wet and dry feeder, a controller, a sensor and a supporting member. The feed can be tightly transported to the counterweight feeder or trough through the feeding line, and each sow and group management pregnant sow can be fed separately, and the automatic feeding and simultaneous feeding can be achieved in a unified time, and the saving is obvious. Labor costs, greatly reducing labor intensity, and greatly facilitate pig farm management. In the case of proper management, one breeder can raise 200 sows, or 300 to 500 pregnant sows, or 1,000 to 2,000 fattening pigs. Through the actual cooperation experience of our company and a number of pig farms, it shows that the automatic feeding and feeding system can save wages by at least 50%, and the annual output of Wanwan pig farm can increase by more than 250,000 yuan.


In summary, the use of the automatic feeding system can effectively solve the problem of difficulty in recruiting and labor, and can greatly save the cost and increase the efficiency of the farm. It has the dual effect of improving feeding efficiency and benefit at the same time.