Nedap introduces test farm sow unit
Nedap Agri, has started up the first half of a 6000
sow unit in Carthage, Illinois, USA. In static groups of 56 with 1 Nedap Velos
Electronic Sow Feeding (ESF), the batches of gilts are being introduced and
breeding has started.
The ESF system can provide individual feeding of two
feed types to the gestating sows. The occurrence of returning sows is detected
trough the heat detector, providing attention and marking of any sows returning
The IP-based Velos platform enables the farm management a
continuous, direct insight into the proceedings at farm level from any location.
After the starting up of this commercial test farm, basic research will
be conducted to provide the US pork industry with ongoing practical application
knowledge on group housing sows.
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