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MixPump 'Innovation of the Year 2009'

by 5m Editor
24 November 2008, at 4:20pm

GERMANY - At the international leading trade show for livestock management EuroTier 2008 industry leader Big Dutchman once again gave impressive prove of their innovative abilities.

The brand-new liquid feeding system MixPump was named “Innovation of the Year 2009” by the technical editors of the dlv Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag (“German agricultural publishing house”).


Proud innovators: product manager Norbert Bärlein and managing director Magnus Westerkamp, both Big Dutchman Pig Equipment GmbH, accept the award. From left to right: Prof. Dr. Klaus Böhme (dlv), Norbert Bärlein, Magnus Westerkamp and Uwe Bräunig ( dlv)

“Innovation of the year 2009”: compact liquid feeding system MixPump

MixPump is ideally suited both for piglets and the final finishing period and impressed the jurors not only in regard to its level of innovativeness but also in regard to the two important criteria of relevancy to practice and practical suitability. The award was presented at a special ceremony that was held by the publishing company during the show in Hanover.

The advantages of the system innovation from Big Dutchman are obvious: MixPump works without mix tank, agitator and weighing system and doses out feed continuously and fully automatically. This is possible thanks to a two-stage proportioning pump which mixes liquid and dry components together to a homogenous gruel which is directly transported to the pigs.

The feeding process is very rapid which saves labour and energy. MixPump works without a computer and consists of only few components – result: the liquid feeding system is easy to use and both investment and maintenance costs are reduced. Thanks to its compact design, MixPump is ideally suited for small service rooms. Patent pending.

The dlv Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag (German agricultural publishing house) is a specialized publishing company with a comprehensive range of magazines on agriculture and forestry. The publishing program comprises regional weekly magazines as well as a large spectrum of national agricultural magazines which are published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The publishing program is completed by an online platform such as the internet portal www.agrarheute.com.