Pig finishing: Danish farmer hosts Open Day with social distancing

calendar icon 16 October 2020
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A new product in the Big Dutchman portfolio is the innovative colour sensor: it automatically detects pigs that are marked blue so they can be sorted into the correct area of the barn. “This functionality is a great help. I no longer need to separate the pigs from the group manually, which saves a lot of time,” says Lars Jensen about this optional, labour-saving accessory.

The TriSort stations are controlled by the 510 base controller. It can control up to ten TriSort stations, has an intuitive user interface and shows a full overview of all connected TriSort stations.

Additional TriSort features:

  • switching between the station’s modes (training, sorting, selecting) is very easy;
  • settings can be adjusted for single stations or simultaneously for multiple stations;
  • the controller can be installed in the pen or outside of the central aisle;
  • weight predictions are possible for multiple stations at the same time, i.e. pigs from several pens can easily be grouped for slaughter.

Pig house management with BigFarmNet

“It was important to me that the pigs can be monitored individually, so the environment for every single pig is perfect. At the same time, I manage a very large farm,” says Lars Jensen about the conditions that had to be reconciled.

The solution: Big Dutchman Scandinavia integrated the entire production process on Kællingtandgaard into the BigFarmNet pig house management system, i.e. all applications, from feeding to TriSort, are part of one software and one database. Inputs can be made at any computer or via smartphone.

With BigFarmNet, the farmer saves time and can ensure an impressive degree of animal welfare, monitoring and traceability.

Big Dutchman also supplied:

  • DryWet feeders – for weaners and finishing pigs;
  • DryExactpro dry feeding system – from the silo discharge to the feeder;
  • conveying technology – from the lorry to the silo.

You would like to view the barn from the inside? No problem! A happy Lars Jensen is looking forward to showing you his project.

Cereals for the feed are milled on the farm
Cereals for the feed are milled on the farm
The TriSort entrance gate is open as long as the station is empty. When a pig enters the scale, the gate automatically closes due to the weight change, and the weighing process of three seconds starts. Afterwards, the exit gate opens automatically.
The TriSort entrance gate is open as long as the station is empty. When a pig enters the scale, the gate automatically closes due to the weight change, and the weighing process of three seconds starts. Afterwards, the exit gate opens automatically.
Centre: TriSortpro exit gate, DryWet feeders to the left and to the right. The black tubes stop pigs from returning to the station.
Centre: TriSortpro exit gate, DryWet feeders to the left and to the right. The black tubes stop pigs from returning to the station.

Laurence Williams

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