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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.

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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.