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Gain total control of lactating sow diets with minimal labor.

It’s 4:23AM. She’s eating on demand with automated Nedap Farrowing Feeding with wireless Activator.

She's fine. I'm sure.

Nedap Farrowing Feeding gives you control of sow feed intake during lactation. It automatically delivers pre-set, small portions of feed throughout the day to stimulate appetite and maximize feed intake. Your sows get nutrients needed to maximize milk production and recover from farrowing. You get better sow performance and better ROI with less labor.

Nedap Farrowing Feeding with Activator offers the added benefit of demand-driven feeding including ad libitum. The wireless Activator add-on automatically delivers small portions of feed between scheduled feedings – up to your preset limit – when trough activity is detected. Both you and your sow gain control over feed intake.

Stimulate feed intake

Stimulate feed intake

Nedap Farrowing Feeding with Nedap Activator delivers small portions of feed at regular intervals, encouraging the sow to eat and increasing feeding frequency to maximize intake.

Minimize labor

Minimize labor

Nedap Farrowing Feeding with Nedap Activator supports return on investment by minimizing labor costs.

Maximize control

Maximize control

Nedap Farrowing Feeding with Nedap Activator gives producers insights on individual sow feed intake so they can respond to each sow’s needs.

Improve sow and pig performance

Improve sow and pig performance

Nedap Farrowing Feeding with Nedap Activator helps meet the needs of today’s high-performing sows and large litters, setting sows and pigs up for success.

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Increase feeding frequency, increase intake

Delivering small, snack-sized feed portions throughout the day has been shown to stimulate appetite and maximize overall feed intake of lactating sows. Automated feeding also reduces feed wastage and labor costs while giving you control over individual sow feed plans.

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Before farrowing Gestation Lactation Total (kg) After farrowing Farrowing feeding 0 10 20 28 -5 0 5 10 15 days kg kg 5 3.5 0.0 3.5 days kg kg 2 3.5 0.0 3.5 Till farrowing kg kg 0.5 0.0 0.5 kg kg 0 0.0 0.5 0.5 days kg kg 7 0.0 8.0 8.0 days kg kg 14 0.0 8.5 8.5 Add +
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Feed for individual need

Each lactating sow has unique nutritional needs. Individual feed plans reflect factors like body condition and days since farrowing to ensure each sow gets exactly what she needs to recover from farrowing, maintain body condition and maximize milk production.

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Fresh feed on-demand

What’s better for lactating sows than demand-driven feeding? Enabling sows to “ask” for fresh feed at any time by triggering a wireless Activator in the feeder with her snout. 24/7 access to fresh feed reduces wastage and boosts performance.

Our references

See what our customers have to say about Nedap Farrowing Feeding.

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Scandinavian Farms
Where? Jiangsu, China
Animals? 7,700 sows farrow-to-finish operation
"Compared to same feed and genetics weaning weight is about 0,75 kg more per piglet"
Jörgen Lindberg CEO Scandinavian Farms China
Estrada
Where? Sant Boi del Lluçanes, Spain
Animals? 250 gestation sows in dynamic groups
"Piglets are much bigger and we have more weaned piglets"
Enric Estrada Farm owner
Stevens
Where? Kieldrecht, Belgium
Animals? 300 sows in group housing
"We have an 2.5 increase in live-born piglets per sow per year"
Inge Stevens Farm owner
Schilling
Where? New Athens, USA
Animals? 3.000 sows
"When the babies leave the farrowing house, they have a lot of weight on them"
Tori Otten Farm manager farrowing
Flemming Bang
Where? Rødding, Denmark
Animals? 350 Danish Landrace sows
"I could see a difference right away. The piglets are heavier when they are weaned"
Flemming Bang Farm owner
Elshof
Where? Marum, The Netherlands
Animals? 650 sows in group housing
"Since installing Nedap we've increased weaning weight with 0,5 to 1,0 kilo"
Edwin Elshof Farm owner
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Nedap Farrowing Feeding: The benefits
  • Improve feed intake by delivering small portions at regular intervals.
  • Heavier piglets (up to 0,75 kg/1.65 lbs) at weaning from increased milk production.
  • Minimize labor time in farrowing, save up to €25/$28 per sow, per year.
  • Easier feed delivery across multiple locations for efficiency.
  • Improved sow body condition for faster farrowing recovery and quicker rebreeding.
  • Prevent feed waste with individual, automated feeding.
  • Easy wireless installation of the Nedap Activator.
  • Available for any style of sow housing.
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See your ROI

Overall savings per sow, per year can total up to €127 ($143). Get in touch to see how much you can save.