Cablevey Automatic Farrowing Feeding System

by 5m Editor
8 January 2010, at 3:32pm

US - Cablevey Automatic Farrowing Feeding System can offer labour savings of between 45 and 50 per cent compared to conventional feeding methods, the company says.

The system offers feeding four to six times a day (24-hour period) compared to two to three times with hand feedings over a seven to 10 hour period.

The system can offer a 25 per cent increase in total feed intake during lactation and an average of eight per cent increase in breed back.

Using the Cablevey automatic farrowing feeding system will give a one to two pound increase in weaning weight at 15 – 17 days with some farms averaging 13.5 to 14.1 pounds.

This can mean a fall in death loss in nursery and also by increasing weight in weaning it will produce a reduction in the number of days to market by 10 days.

In all Cablevey says the system can offer average savings of $5.12 per pig and average savings of $115.22 per sow per year.