“Technology is only as good as you can use it.”
John van Engelen
About the farm
- 400 sows farrow-to finish
- Group housing with dynamic groups
- Family operation
But that’s not all the technology John uses in his company. He also installed the Weight Monitoring system for the gilts. “This is ideal for working with our sub-breeder or breeding organizations. In this way we can jointly monitor the weight development in relation to the age of the gilts and better determine the moment of first insemination.” John also applies precision feeding on the finishing pigs. In this section he uses Nedap PorkTurner. “Every twenty two kilo’s growth we switch to a different feed ration, knowing what weights the pigs are and what nutrients should be required during that stage.”
Sense of security
For John, it is actually the ‘Nedap technology that matters’. He states: “The Nedap software program gives me a sense of security when I’m out in the field and still knowing my pigs are getting fed.” In the future, he will continue to focus on improving the welfare of the pigs and people and producing a quality product that the consumer demands. “My children and I are now in succession planning and taking over the business. I want to give them a business that is viable and can be successful for the future.”Find your solution ›
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