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Technical study

Study: Sanitary and economic differences between polypropylene and concrete panels

29 of August of 18 - Studies

One aspect that contributes to the improvement of animal health and decreases environmental impact is the materials that are used inside the farm. This comparative study will demonstrate how polypropylene panels decrease the consumption of cleaning water by 46.5%, and therefore also production of pig manure, in comparison to concrete panels; require 21.5% less time for cleaning and, most importantly, carry a much lower microbiological burden once cleaned and disinfected.


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The Feeding Ball, an alternative feeding method for weaning-breeding

29 of August of 18 - Studies

Feeding plays a very important role in the period between the day sows are weaned and when they start breeding. That's why experts recommend ad-libitum feeding (known as flushing), to achieve good follicular development, which will produce a greater quantity and quality of oocytes and will obtain more numerous and more homogeneous litters. A possible solution is to use the Feeding Ball as a mechanism for individual and ad libitum feeding in this phase.


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Energy saving study in farrowing

29 of August of 18 - Studies

The use of the Rotecna Ni-2 in farrowing provides piglets with the perfect environment all year round. This ensures that the generated calories are concentrated in a limited space for the piglets, without the need to increase the ambient temperature in the barn. This method creates energy savings in heating of between 30% and 40%, depending on how farrowing pens are organised.


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Comparative study of the six most representative electric plates

29 of August of 17 - Studies

A study carried out by SGS in July 2014 compared six of the most representative heating plates on the market, manufactured by five different firms, of similar dimensions (1200mm x 500mm) and different materials. In the trial, we evaluated the energy consumed by the six plates in one hour. The results confirm that the Rotecna electric heating plate is the number one in energy efficiency, with lower consumption for the same surface temperature.


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