Your solution for Prop 12 Compliance
Group Housing FAQs
Q: What is California Proposition 12, and what does it mean to me as a producer?
A: California Proposition 12 “Prop 12” is a ballot measure that was approved by California voters in November of 2018, and “currently” goes into effect for Pork Producers both inside and outside of the State of California on January 1, 2022. Essentially, Sows and Gilts over the age of 6 months, need to have a minimum of 24 square feet per animal in which to freely move around. Additionally, although Sows and Gilts may still be confined for breeding, they may not however be confined in a Breeding Stall for more than 6 hours in a 24 hours period, and total time in confinement may not exceed 24 hours in any 30 day period.
Q: How can Nedap help my farm transition to group housing?
A: Nedap is a Global Leader in Group Housing Solutions and Technology-Based Sow Management Systems. Both our Static and Dynamic Group Layouts ensure the required square footage allowance per pig space, as well as enabling Individual Sow Feeding Management.
Q: Why is Individual Sow Feeding Management important?
A: Feed Costs are projected to be higher this year, than they have been in over 10 years, thus putting extreme pressure on profitability. The ability to feed sows and meet their individual dietary needs, while significantly reducing feed wastage, is essential to any farm’s Feed Management Strategy.
Q: What additional benefits do group housing solutions offer?
A: Nedap’s “SowSense” Group Housing Solution can also be equipped with Sow “Weighing” capability, as well as automated “Heat Checking” capability. The ability to monitor Gestating Sow Weight, is essential to managing optimal Body Condition Score. Likewise, Nedap’s proprietary Heat Checking function, enables accurate detection of early heat on-set, without the management burden and risks associated with direct “handling” of a boar.
Nedap group housing success stories
How would group housing combined with precise, individual sow feeding change things on your farm? See Nedap technology in action:
“This is the first group sow management system I have been around I think is less stressful for the sow than being in a stall.”
"We chose Nedap because we like the simplicity of the Nedap ESF system."
"When the babies leave the farrowing house, they have a lot of weight on them"
"I was amazed and impressed by the ease of handling of the Nedap PorkTuner and the animal behavior."
“The Nedap system works very well for us, and I am happy with the decision we made”
“The Nedap sow management system is helping me stay in business and be competitive even with my small operation.”
“The Nedap system is definitely user-friendly, the sows are comfortable in the system and it is very efficient."
“Technology is only as good as you can use it.”