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Pig Farming in Southern Africa

Pig production presents an exciting opportunity for farmers as high feed conversion and a growing demand for this well priced protein has seen growth in the pig production market. Big Dutchman Pig Production provides farmers with a series of globally researched and locally adapted pig farming equipment and technologies that increase productivity while assisting farmers to manage their input costs.
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Benefits

With the Big Dutchman piggery equipment, regardless of how small or large your farm is, or where you are situated, you can:
  • Successfully navigate the pitfalls associated with raising pigs
  • Increase animal productivity through excellent health and welfare
  • Provide the right food and water quantities for animal health
  • Reduce the risk of disease through excellent ventilation and temperature control
  • Automate large sections of the farming process for labour efficiency
  • Increase feed efficiencies through feed mill and feed delivery automation
  • Recycle residue for increased farm profitability

At Big Dutchman Pigy we’re excited to work with pig production farmers as we grow this industry together. We have a range of products that facilitates pig production farming success. If you are just starting out, we’ve put together a guide to assist you to start your pig production farm which you can find by downloading this document.

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Sow Management

Key to any piggery is the combination of farm profitability and animal welfare which, when it comes to sows, is directly related to food, water, space and ventilation management.
The Big Dutchman Sow Management equipment offers farmers a range of solutions for the 3 key phases of sow management.

Phase 1: Pregnant Sow Management

The Big Dutchman group housing provides pregnant sows with a safe, stress free, social environment with managed access to food, plenty of water and ventilation. Our systems are custom designed to your farming philosophy providing a flexible and efficient pregnant sow solution.

Phase 2: Farrowing

Protecting piglets and sows during farrowing is key, not only to animal welfare but also to farm profitability. The Big Dutchman has pioneered comfortable, safe farrowing pens for pregnant sows. These include specially designed farrowing pens that enable farm personal safe access, a heated resting area for the sow and piglet nesting for new born piglet protection.

Phase 3: Piglet Feeding

Protecting piglets and sows during farrowing is key, not only to animal welfare but also to farm profitability. The Big Dutchman has pioneered comfortable, safe farrowing pens for pregnant sows. These include specially designed farrowing pens that enable farm personal safe access, a heated resting area for the sow and piglet nesting for new born piglet protection.

Piglet Rearing

For piglets to be productive a delicate balance of feed, water, ventilation, temperature in a stress-free environment is key. Managing these elements while caring for animal well being is simple with the Big Dutchman Piglet Rearing equipment and includes:
  • Automatic feeders which manage feed portions per piglet
  • Artificial Intelligence visual weight checking which reduces animal stress
  • Automated or manual roughage dispensers
  • Slatted flooring for energetic piglets and increased hygiene
  • Flexible modular housing to enable pen size changes and piglet socialisation
  • Feed mill and feed distributions systems that ensure an even mix of ingredients is distributed to every piglet.

Pig Finishing

After months of work and careful management finding the right combination of nutrients to ensure pigs are the correct weight for slaughter without stressing the whole herd with constant weigh ins is a job for the Big Dutchman. Our pig finishing equipment offers farmers:
  • Artificial Intelligence visual weight detection to reduce animal stress
  • Automated weight sorting of up to 400 individuals, providing farmers with information on underweight, overweight and slaughter ready individuals
  • Several feed system options to deliver the perfect feed solution
  • Hydration systems for increased animal health and wellness
  • Flexible modular housing to enable pen size changes


Big Farm Net

Big Farm Net is a data driven technology that links the most important farming data in your pig production houses to an app installed on your phone, tablet or pc. This data provides you with an overview of the most important information on your pig production houses, your animals and your input costs such as feed.

Key information available to you includes:
  • Ventilation
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • CO2 levels
  • Water Consumption
  • Food Consumption
  • Bird Weight
  • Mortality Rate
  • Food Conversion
  • Silo Content Forecasts

Solar for Pig Production Farms

Ensuring your pig production houses have continuous ventilation, food, water, temperature control and manure removal is critical to the health, wellness and productivity of your animals.

Big Dutchman Solar provides pig production farmers with solar solutions that seamlessly tie in to your current power set up, providing back up power when grid power is unreliable.

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Pig Production Buildings

Managing the cost of feed on your pig farm is one of the most effective ways of increasing farm profitability. Running your own feed mill enables you to determine the composition of your feed, manage the quality of the feed and reduce reliance on external feed suppliers who may increase the price of feed.

Find out more about installing a Pig Production Feed Mill on your farm.
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Feed Mills for Pig Production Efficacy

The set-up of your pig production house affects heating and cooling costs, ventilation efficiency, feed and water distribution and manure removal. Big Dutchman Buildings provide pig farmers with a turnkey pig production house, complete with energy efficiencies, state-of-the-art pig production farming equipment, and, when required, technology for collated data analysis through Big Farm Net.

Find out more about Big Dutchman Pig Production Buildings by clicking here.
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Recent Projects

Pig Facility Middleburg

In a 200 boar per house facility in Middleburg the Big Dutchman piggery equipment is put to good use for the specialised work performed by picgtc.  “The requirement for this project includes carefully controlled climatic conditions such as temperature, ventilation and hygiene as well as a stress-free environment for the boars.” Says Scott Wiggle of […]
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