SKIOLD ACEMO – MULTI-FUNCTION SOW FEEDING SYSTEM MF 24 (1998)
Multi-functions sow feeding system
The multi-function electronic sow feeding system is intended for loose housed gestating sows or gilds, either on slatted flooring or on straw beds. The system's computer will handle from 1 to 24 feeding stations, each station is adapted to groups
of 50 to 60 sows. The system operates via identification antennas in the stations, and individual electronic ear tags on each
animal. The system pilots the following functions:
• Feed distribution: each station can deliver 1 or 2 different feeds, in portions adapted to each animal;
• Water distribution: during the feed distribution, the station also delivers water;
• Prostaglandin dispenser to line up the oestrus period of new gilts, to that of the group;
• Heat detection: identification of animals visiting a boar pen (under development);
• Automatic sow selection and separation for treatment, furrowing...
• Marker spray system: pneumatically operated spray markers that mark the pig's back.
The system allows sows full freedom of movement, and complies to the recommendations in the welfare code, while still
enabling individually controlled feeding and management
The complementary functions, such as the prostaglandin dispenser, heat detection, selection, and marking, all help increase the efficiency and the ease of management of the unit, for the stockperson.
Point of view of the jury: forerunner in precise feeding