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Toon Classens
Toon Classens
Owner of family farrow-to-finish operation
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"Having this kind of data puts us in a position to take a major step forward in technical terms."

About the farm

  • 2,400 finishing pigs
  • Sows in Nedap ESF
  • Were among the first farms to use Nedap Electronic Sow Feeders in dynamic pens
  • Finishes pigs in groups of 250

Results

Uniform groups
The heaviest 40 % of pigs are get a grow-finish ration. The remaining pigs get starter feed.
Job satisfaction
"I enjoy going into the barn every day." - Sjef Classens
Recognition of quality
Milieukeur environmental quality label and Better Life (Beter Leven) star.
Bert Versteeg
Bert Versteeg
Dairy farmer
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"Two taps on my phone, and I see exactly where the cow is standing."

About the farm

  • 125 dairy cows
  • 100 calves
  • Run by Bert and Anja Versteeg and their son Robert

Results

23.5 months
First calving
1.4 times
Average number of inseminations for first-calf heifers
95%
Heat Detection accuracy
Flemming Bang
Flemming Bang
Flemming Bang, Owner, Farm Lindemaerke
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"I could see a difference right away. The piglets are heavier when they are weaned.”

About the farm

  • 350 Danish Landrace sows
  • 4.000 gilts delivered yearly
  • Also 370 acres of arable land

Nedap solutions

Results

2-7%
Reduction in pig mortality with automated farrowing feeders
Improved feed intake
Hitting piglet target weight at 21 days instead of 28 days
Improved biosecurity
Reduced risk of spreading diarrhoea
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

Nedap solutions

Klaus Wendell
Klaus Wendell
Owner and operator
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“We can feed each sow exactly according to our pre-set feed curve."

About the farm

  • 500 sows
  • Expanded from 300 sows at transition to ESF
  • Multi-generation family farm

Nedap solutions

Results

28
Weaned pigs per sow per year
Labor efficiency
System flags sows needing attention
Less than 10%
Return to estrus
Jayce Mountain Pork
Jayce Mountain Pork
Walter Laut, co-owner
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"We chose Nedap because we like the simplicity of 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

Calm sows
Forward-exit feeder design minimizes sow conflict
Improved efficiency
Easy-to-use software lets you adjust individual sow rations
Improved feeding precision
Nedap ESF feeders prevent feed theft by aggressive sows