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Producer Says SowMAX Reduces Feed Waste

GLOBAL - Interest in SowMAX was high at EuroTier 2014 in Hannover, Germany, and one producer has seen a reduction in feed waste, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck.
calendar icon 8 January 2015
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New International Crates - Hog SlatAfter the show, Ulf Maroske, Hog Slat sales representative in Germany, spoke about a customer who purchased 20 international farrowing crates and 50 SowMAX dispensers to fit existing crates this October.

“When I visited my customer last week, the piglets were 14 days old. He placed the sows with the highest piglet losses in the last farrowing in the Hog Slat International crates. He told me he had piglet losses of 0.6 per sow in the new crates compared to one piglet per sow in the old crates. This is nice result,” Mr Maroske said.

When asked how satisfied he is with SowMAX, he gave me the short answer.

Hog Slat"Today he regrets that he installed 50 of them. If he had known that SowMAX worked so well, he would have equipped all 90 farrowing crates with them,” Mr Maroske noted.

“Compared to his other feeding system, he has significantly less feed wastage. Now the sows eat more - the amount is 10kg (22 lbs.) - that was not possible before. And the sows are much quieter during feeding time.”

To learn more about SowMAX, click here.

To read more about SowMAX interest at EuroTier, click here.

Shown in top image, Ulf Maroske explains SowMAX features and benefits to a customer at the show.

Sarah Mikesell

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Sarah Mikesell grew up on a five-generation family farming operation in Ohio, USA, where her family still farms. She feels extraordinarily lucky to get to do what she loves - write about livestock and crop agriculture. You can find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.