Farrowing pen FT-30
FT-30 is a penning system designed especially for the farrowing and weaning period. The sow gives birth and is moved from the pen about 4 weeks later while the piglets remain in the pen until they reach a weight of around 30 kg. This procedure results in less stress because pigs are not moved to a new environment and mixed with other pigs after weaning. Therefore, healthier living conditions with a lower infection pressure and increased growth might be expected. It is recommended that the pen be designed with double floor heating and room heating to create an optimal environment for animal welfare and growth. In addition, the pen is provided with two-climate system designed to meet the pigs’ environmental requirements before and after weaning. Sows and piglets might be fed separately. The pen might be provided with ad lib dry feeder or trough for liquid feeding.
Vissing Agro offers several models of the FT-30 system:
Model A “Wing up” – The farrowing crate is raised to a vertical position which in one step converts the system into a weaner pen with two climate system.
Model B “Nordic” – The farrowing crate is opened and one side is moved in front of the piglet creep area after 3-4 days while the other one is moved towards the pen barrier converting the pen to a system for loose housed sow until weaning. After that it works as a two climate system for the pigs.