Last summer the owners of Vehmaan Haikara, Andersson, Mäkitalo, Mika Heino and Petri Heino decided to invest to free farrowing. To 1600 sow’s piggery was built 1800m2 more and six new rooms.
The animal welfare in an important thing to the owners.
“We take care of our pigs. We have 15 workers. In this size unit the vet comes every second week. That is based to the law…”
Vehmaan Haikara was found in 2001. The first enlargement was made in 2006. After that the piggery had 12 000m2 and now it is 14 000m2.
KVR Finland built the 2,5 million investment quickly. In September there was just a forest and in the end of the year new building was ready for use. After the new building was ready, they have started to change the old farrowing to free farrowing.
Easy to work
In the new pens the sow and piglets have 7 m2. Schauer BeFree pens are easy to handle and safe for and workers. “When there are a lot of animals, work has to be easy to handle.”
All the technique workers need is next to the corridor. Sow and piglets have free water in the mother-baby -drinker. The piglet nest is easy to close. The trough is easy to clean from the corridor. Worker has always fens between him and the sow.
The men are happy with Schauer equipment.
They choose Spotmix for feeding. Now it’s easy to feed animals with correct feed mixture. The worker can make all the changes for feeding, medication and others to the Cloudfarms system by his cell phone in real-time.