“Our farm cannot do without automatic feeding and selection.”
Overtorp and Dyringhavegrisen, Denmark
About the farm
- 1,000 outdoor sows
- 2,000 + 4,000 finishing pigs
- 400 finishing pigs per group
- 450 ha of arable farming
- 11 empoyees
Nielli mentions the maximization of the yield price per pig – maximum bonus, no penalty discount – and the uniformity of the group as the greatest advantages of the PorkTurner. When a pig reaches market weight, the system automatically cuts it from the group by directing it to a delivery section. “Our Nedap PorkTurners have a three-way exit and I would definitely recommend that above a two-way exit”, Nielli says. “In this way we use the floor most efficiently and the pigs have optimal access to the feed.”
They use two types of feed: from 30 – 70 kg a protein-rich grow feed and from 70 kg till slaughter (120 kg) a cheaper, more satiating finishing feed. For every free range pig they deliver within the right weight class with an optimal muscle-fat ratio, they receive a 5 DKK bonus (€ 0,67) per kilo above the standard Danish Crown price. So that makes a really big difference on the total revenue. On average they manage to receive a bonus for 80% of the delivered pigs.
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