CEFUSA pig production
A large scale pig production - animalfriendly and efficient - with smart technology
Grupo Fuerte / El Pozo - A food company in Spain invested heavily in its own CEFUSA pig production. Schauer feeding technology is the key technology for modern, animal-friendly and efficient pig farming. CONTACT SCHAUER AGROTRONIC
"El Pozo" is a family company (family Fuertes) and is one of the largest food companies in Spain. Mainly meat products are sold with a turnover of € 1,278 million in 2018. The company is over 50 years old and is one of the most popular food companies in Spain, where 8 out of 10 Spaniards are pleased buying these products. Like "El Pozo", "CEFUSA" belongs to the "Grupo Fuertes". Animal breeding and meat production is the core business. The pig production spread over several locations comprises a total of 100,000 sows of white and Iberian breeds. Cattle production is also carried out.
"CEFUSA" has now (from 2018 - 2020) built 6 new breeding farms of 3,300 farrowing places each and 10,000 piglets are kept on 12 weaner farms. This results in an impressive total number of 20,000 farrowing boxes and 120,000 piglet places. These farms are located in the southern part of Spain near Granada.
Schauer has been involved in this project since November 2018 and is glad having supplied the feeding technology as a key technology for the new farms. All 6 sow farms for piglet production have been implemented in the last 2 years. Schauer already has delivered 13 "Spotmix multiphase feeding systems", 222 "CompIdent 8 ESF” (electronic sow feeing) systems and installed and started it up together with our Spanish sales and service partner Infoporc. The Spotmix multi-phase feeding system enables the correct feed mixture to be provided fully automatically to each sow in the farrowing house and to the weaner stable, with optimal moisture. This increases feed consumption, milk yield and thus the health and growth of the piglets. CEFUSA is convinced of the advantages after the technology has previously been tried on a test farm and has achieved good results. Compident ESF electronic sow feeding system has proven itself in reliable use in Spain already for decades. This feeding technology has been used to feed the pregnant sows in the waiting area individually.
A major advantage of the entire feeding technology used is the availability of all feed consumption data in real time. The feeding computer not only calculates the feed rations, but also recordes all feed consumption. This data are available to the central management at any time. Decisions can be made quicker based on facts and thus the correct feeding strategy can be continuously improved and implemented. In this way, not only the biological performance in piglet production, but also the economic success can be continuously optimized.
A strong team with Infoporc and Schauer is always in close contact with the CEFUSA management in order to successfully develop their pig production. We're talking about new projects again. We wish CEFUSA continued success.
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