Nedap Farrowing Feeding with Activator maximizes return on investment by:
1. Improving sow performance
Nutrient requirements for sows are three times higher during lactation. Nedap Farrowing Feeding with Activator can increase overall feed intake through demand-driven feeding to promote faster farrowing recovery while supporting body condition score (BCS). Benefits include shorter farrow-to-breed intervals, faster return to service and less early culling.
2. Cutting labor costs
Labor costs can be a burden for pork producers. Nedap Activator can reduce farrowing barn labor in multiple ways. First, it automatically sends an alert if no feeding activity is detected for predetermined period. Barn managers know exactly which sows need attention without manual feeder checks. This allows them to focus their time where they are needed most. Second, Nedap Activator’s demand-driven feeding requires less time to clean stale feed and manually drop feed. For Nedap customers, reducing labor time in farrowing has saved up to €25 per sow per year. For 1.000 sows, that’s €25.000 per year in labor savings.