Products: Breeding area |quarantine
Info: When the sows destined for the replacement process do not come from the farm, we must proceed according to some rigorous and systematic criteria. The young sows, after the weaning process shall remain during 12 weeks in a farm for quarantine purposes where they are used to the micro-biotic conditions of the farm; this way, they will adapt to the pressure of the sow diseases.
Products: Area for weaning pigs
Info: Piglets usually remain in a weaning period since the time they are distanced from the sow until they are around two months or two months and a half old. They are organized in rooms, capable of including the weaning piglets along the weaning period plus a week minimum, with the purpose of being able to empty the room because of healthy reasons. The rooms are arranged, with a dynamic ventilation, heating and cooling system. Piglets are set in groups, they have a feeder and a drinker available and the floor can be partial or totally slatted.
Products: Fattening / Fattening pen
Info: The fattening period is the last stage of the productive chain, is developed after the transition period, starting from the animals weighing 20 kg. and with an age around 8 – 11 weeks old, animals that having reached their full development from the digestive point of view, they are relatively demanding in terms of the environmental conditions, in order to achieve the maximum productive performance possible.
Info: The confirmed gestation building includes the sows for the remaining gestation period until their transition to the farrowing period (confirmed gestation building, 11 – 12 weeks). They are usually accommodated in groups, even though they will depend on ach country´s current regulation; whereby we may also find boxes or individual pens; The floor is usually total or partially slatted and the ventilation is dynamic or static according to the quantity of animals there are inside the building. Depending on the construction area, we should consider heating systems and auxiliary cooling systems .
Products: Insemination mating
Info: The gestation building includes the Young sows since the fertile mating and the adult sows from the weaning period until the time of finishing the first gestation month, once checked the positive gestation diagnosis, (mating – control building, 4 – 6 weeks) During the mating – control period, sows are usually accommodated in individual pens. They are usually equipped with a system of dispensers allowing the fodder individual management; Besides, there must be a space in this area (usually individual pens) for the rearing boars.
Info: The farrowing equipment is composed of a set of rooms with a variable capacity, usually available in a “train wagon way”. The structure in rooms complies with the convenience of making “everything inside everything outside” in order to clean the equipment and try to empty it because of healthy reasons between two consecutive groups of sows. Each room has a set of farrowing crates located in row or in battery, where the sow gives birth, after the birth, it coincides with its litter until the weaning period. The sow is kept in a metal crate whereas the piglets may access freely to the entire space of the crate. The crate is designed to create two different climate control spaces for the sow and the piglets. The sow has its own individual feeder and drinker and the piglets a heating plate or any other kind of heating device aiming at their comfort as well as also eventually a feeder and a drinker.
Products: Training building
Info: Young sows destined for their replacement after the weaning period, receive some training for their adaptation to the automatic feeding station.
MULTIPYING of GENETICS
Products: Reproduction farms
Info: Farms devoted to reproduction of a specific animal breed, selected, pure or hybrid, from the sorting exploitations. Their main goal is to obtain animals for breeding purposes, by applying several zootechnic and sanitary programs; they may obtein their own breeders for self-reposition; regarding the building style, these installations are similar in their essence to production systems.