All ESF feeding stations are equipped with two different hoppers being able to provide a two-phase feeding strategy for the pregnant sows. Additionally as part of the renewal of the old ESF system a training section for gilts, equipped with two Compident Trainee stations – so called dummy stations - was created. These are non-controlled stations with an ad-lib-feeder where gilts can learn how to get feed in a feeding station. It is very important to provide a training section for gilts and the stations require a very low level of human assistance. Once the gilts are trained properly, after insemination they can be grouped together and fed and managed at the Compident 8 ESF feeding stations without any big efforts for additional training. The training area was completed in 2020. “It was a really important step to finish the concept with the training area”, Árpád Gyuró, the manager of the farm pointed out. “Once, the sows have been trained, they know how to use the Compident feeding stations properly. Otherwise you always have some (new) sows in the group and human aid is required to support the sows in using the system.”
The Compident 8 managing system provides real-time feeding data to support the farm management for better results
The Topo Compident feeding computer supplies within the feeding curves the exact calculated amount and type of feed for each sow and each day. The real feed consumption (which was dosed into the through) is recorded. Each feeding station is even equipped with its individual controller and is able to work independently from the central feeding computer. In between the recalculation of the new feeding data of the day the central computer collects the feeding data in real-time. The farm manager has access to the status and feed consumption data of the sows per remote control at any time from any location. “Since the Schauer Compident 8 ESF feeding stations have been working much more reliable than the prior system, it is not necessary to do anything with the feeding system all day long, but it is good to know that I could interact if required”, Mr. Árpád Gyuró mentioned and smiled. But also very satisfied with the decision is his boss, the manager of Green 2000 Kft. Mrs. Eva Schneider. She also very much likes to have access and appreciates how easy it is to produce reports about the status of the breeding farm, provided by the Schauer Compident ESF system.