Selection of sow house design

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The sow house is the top priority of the farm, and the management benefit of the sow is directly related to the production results.

Selection of sow house design

The sow house is the top priority of the farm, and the management benefit of the sow is directly related to the production results. In the design of sow pig houses on large-scale pig farms, the sows should be arranged in a “head-to-head” or “tail-to-tail” pattern. Among them, there is a lot of attention.

Head-to-Head

1. Save labor management costs

Head-to-head design, the breeder only needs to take the middle channel to feed the sows in the whole pig house. For the tail-to-tail design, the breeder needs to walk on both sides, or the two breeders work at the same time.

In addition to feeding and rinsing of the pig house, the head-to-head only needs to take the intermediate channel to rinse. The tail-to-tail pig house needs to be rinsed back and forth on both sides, and the work intensity is at least doubled.

2. There is a risk of respiratory disease transmission, but the impact is limited

Head to head may present a risk of respiratory disease transmission. However, there are many uncontrollable factors in the occurrence of the disease. This head-to-head breeding has little effect on the epidemic.

Tail-to-Tail

1. More convenient to disinfect

The tail-to-tail can spray the disinfectant arbitrarily in the sewage aisle without worrying about stimulating the sow.

It only needs to be disinfected in the middle sewage channel. The head-to-head design requires a lot of work during disinfection, and the disinfectant should be sprayed on the pipe drains on both sides of the sow house.

2. Cheaper cost

The head-to-head design of the sow house needs to set up a sewage pipe on both sides. Compared with the tail-to-tail method of only one sewage pipe in the middle, the cost is relatively high, and the infrastructure cost is at least 1/3 higher.

3. Higher space utilization with fermentation bed

At present, although the head-to-head design is the mainstream of most pig farms, with the emergence of the fermentation bed, the pattern has changed, and the tail-to-tail feeding mode has reappeared.

It is reported that most of the pig houses that have established fermentation beds in actual production use tail-to-tail design. The area of the fermentation bed can be increased, the utilization rate is higher, and the space for pig activities is much larger.

After analyzing the pros and cons of the two, which model is more suitable for your farm?

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