“The Nedap system is definitely user-friendly... the sows are comfortable in the system, and it is very efficient."
About the farm
- 1,300-head sow operation
- 240 sows per pen
- Built new in spring 2017
The system helps Hope identify his sows’ needs immediately and provides a relaxing environment for the people and the animals in the barn. These benefits, combined with feed savings and improved labor efficiency, are contributing to Hope’s bottom line.
“Two of my biggest costs are feed and labor, and we are able to manage them more efficiently with Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding, Automatic Sow Separation and Automated Heat Detection,” says Hope.
Hope built his barn in the spring of 2017 near Parkhill, Ontario. The 1,300- head sow operation includes 17 Nedap Electronic Sow Feeders and dynamic groups of about 240 sows per pen. Hope also has 900 sows in a rented stalled barn nearby and can compare the operations to see how the Nedap system is helping him work more efficiently.