Ensuring that your pigs have access to high-quality feed at all times is essential not only to their health and well-being, but also to your success in raising well-developed animals that command good prices on the market. If you are searching for a new pig feeding system, there are a few things that you’ll need to keep in mind during the search.
Ability to Monitor Food Intake – One of the most critical considerations when choosing a new pig feeding system is your ability to monitor food intake. Indoor feeding systems are generally better at this than other options. However, if your pigs are free-ranged, indoor systems may not be suitable.
Feed Type – You can feed your pigs dry feed, wet feed, or a combination of the two. You will even need to use different feed combinations at different life and development stages. Ideally, your pig feeding system will include troughs as well as wet feed piping to help ensure the right nutrition at all stages of development.
Ease of Cleaning – In order to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and to ensure optimum health for the animals in your care, you’ll need to regularly clean you pig feeding system. Stainless steel is one of the best construction materials for cleaning, as it sheds debris easily, resists corrosion from water and cleaning chemicals, and is also resistant to bacteria that can spread disease within your pigs.
It is important to realise that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to pig feeding systems. Like pig housing, feeding systems should be designed to fit your unique requirements. At IDS, we have years of experience and expertise in custom designing pig housing, feeding systems, watering systems, pollution mitigation systems, and more to fit the needs of small, medium, and large pig farms in the UK. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.