The Big Dutchman HydroJet liquid feeding system has been specially developed for piglet rearing. The system is also capable of feeding finishing pigs and sows with piglets. It is also very well suited for use in naturally-ventilated houses.
This feeding system allows mixing and dispensing of even the smallest feed quantities - approx. 2.0 kg - with a considerably increased dry matter content (more than 30 percent). This is possible due to the use of compressed air for conveying feed.
In piglet rearing, sensor feeding systems are becoming more and more significant. Such systems make it possible to feed many small and fresh feed portions several times a day, thus avoiding losses owing to infection and diarrhoea as well as a sharp decline in daily weight gain after weaning.
Further important points are adapting the optimum feed composition to the piglets requirements, the supply of warm liquid feed as well as careful and smooth changes of feed.
HydroJet accomplishes this since liquid feed is conveyed to the trough and accurately metered out by means of compressed air. This means that there are no residues in the mixing tank as well as in the pipes.
Remaining quantities, which otherwise would be added to the next mixture to be prepared, do not occur in this system.
This is a prerequisite for the application of multi-phase feeding in the true sense of the word - and all this for each individual valve.
HydroJet transports the feed to the trough by means of compressed air and meters it out without any residues.
This means that there are no remains in the mixing tank as well as in the pipes.
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