How to Choose the Right Gestation Crate for Your Pig Farm
In the pig farming industry, gestation crates are essential equipment that provide pregnant sows with a safe and comfortable environment to develop and produce. However, with various types and brands available, choosing the right one can be challenging. This article will guide you on how to select the right gestation crate for your pig farm.
First, consider the size of the gestation crate. Sows need enough space to turn around and lie down comfortably, so the crate should be spacious enough. The crate's length should also be long enough to allow the sow to lie down without getting squeezed by other pigs.
Secondly, consider the material used in making the gestation crate. High-quality gestation crates should be made from quality steel and corrosion-resistant materials to ensure their durability and safety. Additionally, choose materials that are easy to clean to maintain the hygiene of the crate and reduce the risk of disease transmission.
Thirdly, consider the design of the gestation crate. A quality gestation crate should have a humane design that allows sows to live and produce more comfortably. For instance, the top of the crate should have enough height to allow sows to stand up freely without hitting their heads. Also, the edges of the crate should be smooth to avoid injury to the sow.
The Pipe Type Gestation Stall is designed to regulate the sow's movement space and control them separately, reducing the required number of pigs and maximizing the utilization of house space. Made of galvanized materials, it has a lifespan of over 20 years. The new circular design features a reversible backdoor design similar to the classic farrowing crate, which can increase the passage width by 420 millimeters, providing activity space and convenience for workers.
The Solid Bar Gestation Stall is also designed to regulate the sow's movement space and control them separately. They are made of stainless steel with a long service life and relatively strong corrosion resistance. Sows can independently open and close the bars, and the reversible backdoor design can increase the passage width by 420 millimeters, providing activity space and convenience for workers.
The Free Access Stall allows sows to move freely in and out without space limitations, providing welfare for them. Its design aims to create a comfortable environment for sows, and the stall can be independently opened and closed by sows. It is also equipped with a heating zone and facilities that limit sow access for a short time.
The Pig Pen Divider provides more space for sows and separates them during feeding. Designed with animal-friendliness in mind, the feeding system adopts a large group, providing maximum freedom of movement. Only the sow's head is restricted during feeding to prevent interference from other sows.
DEBA BROTHERS® offers a range of high-quality pig gestation crates, including the Pipe Type Gestation Stall, Solid Bar Gestation Stall, Free Access Stall, and Pig Pen Divider, to meet your specific needs.