Chinese sow farms install Nedap Velos ESF
In September 2008, one month after China's first Nedap
Velos Electronic Sow Feeding (ESF) installation was finished; two more Chinese
sow farms have been equipped with Nedap Velos ESF systems.
TianQuan, which is located in Sichuan province, Southwest China and TongWei
in Hubei province, in the middle of China have decided to implement Electronic
Sow Feeding in order to improve their overall farm performance (feed reduction
and increase of life born piglet production).
The difference between
these two farms and the first Nedap Velos project in Hunan province, is their
farm management group housing model. The 1,200 sow project in Hunan keeps sows
in static group housing production model, as the later installations take place
in dynamic group housing farms.
Farm “TianQuan” puts 300 sows into a
dynamic group during their gestation and is equipped with 6 feed stations, 1
separation unit and 1 heat detector. All sows are already trained and introduced
into a dynamic group in this farm.
Farm “TongWei” is a subsidiary farm of
Sha-Shi TongWei Feed Company. It has the same layout as TianQuan – 6 feed
stations, 1 separation unit and 1 heat detector. The farm is still in
construction, and its first batch of 300 sows will be introduced to Velos ESF in
The first three installations are being seen as a good
start of Nedap Velos ESF in China.
• Nedap Velos
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