Pig Farming Articles

  • France: DryExactpro dry feeding system for 1,600 weaners - Case Study

    Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French department no. 29, Finistère, derives its name from the Latin "Finis Terrae" and is the westernmost corner of Brittany, i.e. right where France drops into the Atlantic Ocean. It has much ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Sow management: Bongdong trumpets stellar production - Case Study

    The past decade has seen changes in the South Korean pig industry landscape. From more than 12,000 pig farms in 2005, the number declined to 6,000 in 2012. Despite this, total pig inventory in the country has gone up to almost 10 million heads from roughly nine million heads during the same period, evidence of the growing efficiency and productivity of the country’s pig producers.  ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Prospering pig farmer in Catalonia very happy with liquid feeding system - Case Study

    Catalonia, one of the autonomous communities of Spain in the north-east of the country, has much to offer. Its beautiful beaches and the capital Barcelona are visited by many tourists every year. What most of them do not know: The Catalans are very successful pig producers. This is not only proven by the many farms breeding the Iberian pig in the region around the city of Lleida. A large ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Electronic sow feeding system

    In 2013, the company Börde Porc GmbH & Co. KG set up a modern sow management farm in one of the most fertile plains of Germany, the so-called "Magdeburg Börde". The new houses provide space for around 2,400 productive sows and 600 gilts. Once again, Big Dutchman was allowed to prove its capability by providing the required sow equipment.  To date, Börde Porc's location ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Energy-efficient heat exchanger creates comfortable temperatures – dust separation rate of 31 %

    Hendrik Huisman from Molkwerum in the Dutch province of Friesland can finally call three fully functional poultry houses his own again. Unwillingly, the farmer had to take a break from broiler production because of a devastating fire at the beginning of 2015. One of his barns was fully destroyed, another had been completely wrecked by the water used to fight the fire. As a consequence, Huisman ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • New poultry house for free range egg production - Case Study

    Mathias Hoppe from Melle in Lower Saxony (Germany) decided to start egg production on his farm. The young farmer continues his parents Barbara and Hubert Hoppe‘s farm which is also into pig finishing. After six months of construction time the new poultry house for free range egg production has recently been completed. Now approx. 15,000 laying hens are laying their eggs in the pretty ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • The Biophosphate Plant

    Biophosphate pellets from pig manure for use in low-phosphate agricultural areas The Ecoson Biophosphate plant produces green gas from animal manure in a sustainable way, and a natural, phosphate-rich organic fertilizer pellet for use in low-phosphate agricultural areas. The plant has a processing ...


    By Nutrient Platform

  • How to Compost Pig Manure into Organic Fertiliser

    In general, a 200lb pig would produce about 13lb manure per day. Pig manure contains plentiful essential nutrition ingredients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for plant growth, which can promote healthy growth and increase the yield of grain crop. Even though pig manure is a commendable raw material of organic fertilizer, lots of pig manures carry E.coli, salmonella, parasitic worms and a ...

  • Sunset Colony Study

    “We have had the Silver Bullet AG300 unit now for ten months with great measurable results. This system is currently on our water line, treating the swine gestation, farrowing and nursery. The unit can treat 75,000 gallons of water per day and will be injected into our large water tank to treat our swine gestation, farrowing, nursery, finishers and dairy. What I like about the Silver Bullet ...

  • African Swine Fever devastates swine herds across Europe

    How to protect yourself from the dangers of African Swine Fever. ...

  • Discover the Rapid 1000 High Capacity Agricultural incinerator

    Having over 35 years of experience manufacturing the most efficient and hard working incinerators in the world it is safe to say that we know what makes the right machine for you. Our Agricultural range has solutions for every farm size from our compact Mini-AB all the way up to our High Capacity range ...

  • Catastrophic cost of Foot and Mouth Disease

    Foot and Mouth disease has never completely disappeared. Although it has been almost 20 years since the last major outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK, which cost the industry more than £8 Billion, it does not mean that the disease is not still a very real risk to the economy. ...

  • Blockbuster success for Addfield at this years Pig and Poultry Exhibition

    Fantastic success at the 2018 Pig and Poultry show Record number of visitors came to see our agricultural incinerators With the sun bearing down on us during the first day of the show the Addfield team began a truly tremendous two-day exhibition at the bi-annual Pig and Poultry show in Warwickshire. ...

  • Testimonial Mr. Berger from Switzerland: no smell of pigs in the DACS house

    Urs Berger is the second generation on his 250 acres farm in the village Oberbottigen in Switzerland. In 2013 he installed a DACS ventilation system in a new 1000 finisher unit. The pigs have access to an outdoor area. Nevertheless, they often choose to stay indoor - thanks to the very constant movement of preheated air in the house. Ventilation without draught With the DACS ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Testimonial Hans Liniger, Switzerland: Animal welfare is the farmer`s profit

    Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 years. Experience tells him even the smallest mistake in the planning process can have a significant negative impact on the welfare of the pigs. Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Sunnyside poultry diversify into pet cremation - Case Study

    Sunnyside Poultry is an established poultry farm who wanted to expand and diversify their business. After meeting Addfield at the pig and poultry show, the Hornsby’s decided that pet cremation was unquestionably the next step forward for their company. ...

  • Bio security measures in place for pig producers - Case Study

    The UK’s largest organic pig breeder understands the importance of bio security on their pig farms. They needed a supplier who could offer an onsite solution for their animal disposal whilst ensuring that they correspond with the company’s praised values. Addfield were the manufacturers to tick all the boxes, bio security standards were met and the customer now has a long lasting and ...

  • African Swine Fever in Eastern Europe - Case Study

    Addfield assisting the fight against African Swine Fever, it may not infect humans but this does not stop it having a devastating effect on those who keep pigs as their livestock. Client Overview Vilimeksas has been successfully implementing projects in energetics, medical and veterinary sectors in the Lithuanian market for more than 17 years. Advantages ...

  • Season matters when sampling streams for swine CAFO waste pollution impacts

    Concentrated (or confined) animal feed operations (CAFOs) are the principal means of livestock production in the United States, and such facilities pollute nearby waterways because of their waste management practices; CAFO waste is pumped from the confinement structure into a cesspit and sprayed on a field. Stocking Head Creek is located in eastern North Carolina, a state with >9,000,000 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Antibiotics and the Livestock Industry

    The Earth’s population has more than quadrupled in the last 150 years, which has led to dramatic changes in the livestock industry because farmers had to increase the density of animals in order to meet demand. As a result of the increased proximity of animals to one another, disease became a huge problem. Subsequently, antibiotics began being commonly used on livestock farms. Originally, ...


    By NW Solutions

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