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Andrea Rahn Farr
Andrea Rahn Farr
Dairy farmer
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"The most important thing for us is that all work is done efficiently."

About the farm

  • 460 cows
  • 460 youngstock
  • 7 milking robots

Results

Time saving
Not searching for cows. Just finding them.
Less stress
Not disturbing cows when searching for other cows
Improved welfare
Better cow health and farm management
Farm Ramon
Farm Ramon
Aleix Ramon, Co-owner, Farm Ramon
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"Nedap is providing advanced technology with options to provide detailed individual feeding strategies."

About the farm

  • 1,000 sows
  • Multi-generational family farm
  • One of first farms in Spain to use Nedap ESF

Results

5%
Reduction in pig mortality with automated farrowing feeders
Improved pig weights
In pens with automated farrowing feeders
Improved feed efficiency
ESF software allows for gradual changes in sow rations
Jayce Mountain Pork
Jayce Mountain Pork
Walter Laut, co-owner
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“The ability to feed a single animal in a large group has been one of the main benefits we’ve seen with the Nedap ESF system.”

About the farm

  • 3,500-sow farrow-to-wean operation
  • Sows in large groups of about 275
  • Multi-generation family farm

Results

Versatility
Software allows easy adjustments based on sow condition and other factors
Improved labor efficiency
System flags sows needing extra attention
Improved feeding precision
Nedap ESF feeders prevent feed theft by aggressive sows
Spring Lake Pork
Spring Lake Pork
Jerry Epperson, Owner
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"I think the producers need to get into an ESF building and see the animals up close. They will be impressed."

About the farm

  • 5,500 sows in Nedap ESF

Results

Improved conception rates
Rates have improved since transition from crates.
Calm pens
Sows don't associate people with feed.
Precise feeding
"No human error, no guessing on the drop adjustment."
Thomas Livestock Company
Thomas Livestock Company
Tim Friedel, sow production manager
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“This is the first group sow management system I have been around I think is less stressful for the sow than being in a stall.”

About the farm

  • 22,000 sows at 4 sites
  • Finish their own pigs
  • Keep sows in dynamic groups of 250 or more

Results

Calm sows
Forward-exit feeders minimize conflict
34-35
PSY. As productive as their individual gestation stalls
Efficiency
System is easy to use and saves time in pens
AXIOM
AXIOM
Michel Sourdioux, CEO
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“Nedap Pig Performance Testing provides us a solid foundation that has proven its value over many years”

About the farm

  • AXIOM is the largest boar testing center in Europe
  • Second largest breeding company in France
  • 136,000 reproducers supplied in 2014 (50% abroad)
  • Nearly 12 million pigs from AXIOM lines are slaughtered each year
  • Founded in 1989 by two cooperatives, UCAGENOF (Pas de Calais) and CADS, now part of the Cooperative Agrial (Calvados)
  • The AXIOM group has around 50 employees

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