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Challenge: Keeping pigs and employees safe

You work hard to provide the best care for your sows and the safest working environment for your employees handling pigs in groups. Injuries to pigs or people can affect morale and negatively impact your potential profits.

Employees are trained to handle animal based on predicted behavior, but every barn manager knows animals are sometimes unpredictable. A particularly unpredictable challenge is the boar used for finding sows in heat in group pens.

How could automation improve sow management on your farm?

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Calm sows and people

Challenge: Handling sows quickly and efficiently

When caring for sows in gestation crates, most sows avoid contact with people. An animal in a crate has personal space and wants to keep it. If you approach her, she will move attempting to keep that space. You have to put your hands in the crate to handle her, and she’s going to resist.

Working with nervous animals is time-consuming and stressful for people and pigs alike.

How could you improve sow handling and sow management on your operation?

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Watch our solutions in action

Curious how automated solutions could help you handle pigs on your farm? Watch Nedap's tools for precision pig farming in action at Spring Lake Pork.

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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