SOW STALL

The sow stalls of the future are for loose sows, which means that the load is many times higher. Therefore, all our boxes are made with extra thickness to ensure a significantly longer service life. We have many years of experience in development, design and layout, and our specialists have the latest knowledge in the field.

MATING STALL

According to EU legislation, all new stalls from 2015 must be constructed with loose self-contained boxes. (However, the sow may be fixed during mating.)

It is permitted to renovate mating stalls. From 2035, all stalls must be set up for loose operation. See the legislation here.

The mating stall is one of the first stations in the sow production cycle. The sows are impregnated by artificial insemination (AI).

Boars are housed in boar pens designed with limited access to young pigs, gilts and sows. When mating, the boar will walk in front of the gestation crates. Boar gates are used to control the location of the boars in front of the sows, which produces a wow effect at mating time.

The mating section itself can vary in layout concepts. Today, the layout is either as a lowered ironed bed or with drainage/environmental slots behind the self-contained boxes. The sows and gilts will be in the mating section for the first 4-5 weeks of gestation.

See which layout best suits your stall project.

Legislative text – Guidance for welfare checks in pig herds: Space requirements, floor design, sprinkling, rooting and work material, etc.

See the guide here

GESTATION STALL

About 5 weeks into the gestation cycle of the sow or gilts, the animals are moved from the mating section to the gestation stall. Here the sows will stay until approx. one week before expected farrowing. This means that the sows stay in the gestation stall for about 11-12 weeks .

The gestation stall is designed in loose operating systems, which is an EU legal requirement that must be followed throughout the EU from 2013. Loose operating systems are a way to house sows in teams. The stall is most often furnished with a trough or as floor feeding. See the legislation for space requirement information.

Outside the EU, where the legal requirements do not apply, ordinary boxes with saloon gates can still be used.

We have taken into account the needs of the pigs throughout the production phases. Be sure to have complied with Danish standards and legal requirements in our pens and concepts during the gestation period. See the sketch suggestions for gestation stalls.

Legislative text – Guidance for welfare checks in pig herds: Space requirements, floor design, sprinkling, rooting and work material, etc.

See the guide here

FARROWING STALL

The farrowing stall is the section where the piglets are born. The farrowing stall is arranged sectionally for weekly teams with extra pens for nursing sows. The farrowing stall is delivered and assembled on both full and partial slotted floors.

The sow moves into the farrowing stall about a week before the farrowing time and moves out again when the piglets are weaned, which is often about 4 weeks after farrowing.

When weaning, the piglets are moved to the finishing or nursery stall, while the sow moves back to the mating stall.

Legislative text – Guidance for welfare checks in pig herds: Space requirements, floor design, sprinkling, rooting and work material, etc.

See the guide here

YOUNG PIGS AND BOAR PENS

Vissing Agro makes the market’s most stable solutions for sows, young pigs and boars. The equipment is designed to provide maximum stability. Fronts in plate/bar fixtures and tall posts for stability. The dividing rooms can be made in many different ways. For example, with the fronts in plate/bars, 50 mm panel or in concrete elements, or as a combination of these options.

It is also possible to incorporate a contact grid over the slots. Furthermore, the many combination options make it possible to adapt the fixtures to floor drops, whether they are new or existing floors..

FACTS

  • Sickness and respite pens equipment height: 100 cm
  • Boar pen equipment height: 110 cm
  • Plate/bar fittings with 12 mm solid plastic plate in the bottom and vertical bars at the top.
  • Panel thickness 50 mm.
  • Flat irons in gate openings, so that the gates are close to the corridor.
  • Column height 210 cm connected to 1” galvanised pipe for stability.
  • Stainless mounting for slots and solid floor.
  • Water supply with drinking cup or bite valve.

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