(Source:National Hog Farmer)
It’s difficult to imagine operating a finishing facility in today’s era of thin margins without real-time information on finishing pig weight and performance. Yet that’s how typical finishing barns were built and equipped prior to the development of automation technology.
“A one-size-fits-all traditional finishing barn does not lend itself to the efficiencies wanted and needed by today’s pig farmers,” says Jeff Morten, U.S. sales account manager at Nedap Livestock Management. “Automated sorting scales sort pigs according to performance and offer farmers a way to feed pigs based on individual weights. As a result, farmers see maximized feed efficiency and more consistent finished groups of pigs.”