The development of sorters, basically weigh platforms connected by shedding gates to sources of feed and water, has automated the system and makes a big pen finisher a viable option.
Large groups of finisher pigs can now be marketed at close to their upper weight limit, with overweight's eliminated and because of the following feature now over a shorter marketing period.
The sorter in its standard form is able to sort pigs into one of three courts, direction being determined by pre-selected weight bands. In each of these courts a targeted feed is available to suit the dietary requirements of that weight of pig.
One Way Gates
One way non-return gates for use with the sorter system.
Ultra Sorter Weigh / Marker Unit
Ultra Sorter weigh scale unit for selecting and shedding pigs to individual pens for marketing weights.