All the latest information about the pig sector, and Rotecna's activities.

Advantages of fertilization with mechanically separated pig slurry

15 of July of 19 - News

To use pig slurry as fertiliser, we must know its nutritional composition, the value and fertiliser efficiency of each of them, the specific needs of each crop in each of its growth phases and its productivity per hectare. This will allow us to calculate the dose and application period to adjust the supply of nutrients to their extraction, after which, we must use an application method to ensure a homogeneous distribution.

TR3D, the easy-to-control twin dry hopper

08 of November of 18 - News

Given the huge success of the TR2, Rotecna expands its range of dry feed hoppers to fattening with the TR3D. This is a new two-sided model with three outlet nozzles, designed to supply large pens of animals. The V-shaped design of the side nozzles means animals can be arranged diagonally, whereby they can eat peacefully without bothering each other, thus avoiding fights and feed wastage.

“With the Dositronic we have achieved very good feed consumption and the sows are weaning 15.7 piglets of a weight of 5.4 kg”

08 of November of 18 - Farmers

In 2014, the Cooperativa d’Ivars invested in a refurbishment and extension of this farm of 2,000 sows in Valfarta (Huesca), where in 2017 they installed Rotecna's Doisitronic electronic feeding system in all of their farrowing pens. After three full production cycles, the farm has achieved some excellent figures, with an average of 38 piglets weaned per sow and year. We spoke to Orlando, the manager of the farm, to learn about the work they are doing with the Dositronic.

SF3D, the two-sided hopper with six outlet nozzles

18 of October of 18 - News

Have a feeding system capable of supplying food to a large number of pigs per pen is a major need in markets where swine production is growing. Feed represents around 70 % of production costs. It is therefore very important to optimize its management with feeding systems that can offer both precise and effective operation, allowing the animals to eat peacefully without wasting feed.

Josep Casanovas: “Mistake number 1 is not to properly differentiate the clean area from the dirty area”

18 of October of 18 - News

With the aim of protecting pig farms from the major impact on the sector of the entry of serious diseases, biosecurity is gaining ground as one of the topics of greatest relevance to the future of the sector. Given this scenario, veterinarian and a biosecurity advisory Josep Casanovas analyses the main challenges and errors in the field of biosecurity. On this occasion, we'll address external biosecurity, and in a future edition we will focus on it internally.