Safer all round
The unique design of the 360° Freedom Farrower™ gives the sow the freedom of movement whilst retaining the footprint of a conventional crate. Moveable restraining bars enable close containment when necessary for the safety of stockpersons.
The advantages of the 360° Freedom Farrower™ typically include good udder presentation during lactation, higher sow feed intakes, heavier weaning weights and piglet mortality rates comparable to standard farrowing systems. Expect significant improvements in sow condition at weaning.
When used in conjunction with straw the 360° Freedom Farrower™ allows the sow to fully express her natural nesting instincts, further reducing stress levels, leading to fewer still births, improved milk 'let down' and fewer interventions.
The pioneering design of the 360° Freedom Farrower™ has been well received by leading animal welfare bodies and the design has won approval from Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) when used in conjunction with minimal confinement and adequate manipulable materials.
Welfare and Wellbeing
Higher levels of animal welfare can bring countless benefits to both the pigs and your business by reducing the stress levels in the animals and enhancing pig performance.
Experience is showing that sows and piglets are happier and more relaxed in the 360° Freedom Farrower™ pen.
You know it makes sense:
Same footprint as a conventional crate
Piglet mortality comparable to standard systems
Higher sow feed intakes
Heavier weaning weights
Significant improvements in sow condition at weaning
Can be closed to provide increased safety for handling
CAN ACHIEVE LESS THAN
Continuous On-Farm Development
Available in three sizes:
2.4 x 1.6 metres;
2.4 x 1.8 metres;
2.4 x 2.1 metres
Built to last - made from heavy duty galvanised steel
Optional integrated LED lighting developed specifically for the 360 farrower
The 360 Farrower has been developed on our own farms in response to the demands for higher welfare standards. Now in its sixth year of successful use the 360 has been further refined for ease of use and improved performance. The 360 Farrower is the only free farrowing system to give good commercial performance within the same footprint as a conventional farrowing crate.
The 360° Freedom Farrower™ meets the criteria for the CIWF Good Sow Award provided is is used in the open position and the sow has access to adequate manipulable material and bedding throughout farrowing and lactation. For the equipment to be used with the straw an integrated slurry flushing or scrape through system will be required.
What do you get?
SINGLE PENSuitable for farrowing rows with front and rear passage to odd numbered row
TWIN SINGLE PENSuitable for front and rear passage design farrowing room
DOUBLE HEAD TO HEAD PENCost effective option eliminating the front passage and therefore saving space
QUADRUPLE HEAD TO HEAD PENCost effective option eliminating the front passage and therefore saving space
Each 360° Freedom Farrower™ unit consists of:
Penning posts and heavy duty steel frame
Front and rear gate
Two adjustable steel side gates with fittings
12 months warranty
Available as a flat pack or fully installed (to be arranged through one of our approved distributors)
The following additional equipment is also available through our approved distributors:
Choice of troughs and drinkers
The 360° Freedom Farrower™ meets the criteria for
the CIWF Good Sow Award provided it is used in the open position and the sow has access to adequate manipulable material and bedding throughout farrowing and lactation.
If you care about the welfare of your pigs, call now:
T: +44 (0)1283 347337
M: +44(0)7903 842161
UK Registered Patent No: 2546991
EU Registered Patent No: 009093551
USA Registered Patent No: D79141251
Canada Registered Patent No: 165225
uses the optimum pen size which:
increases weight at weaning time
achieves lower mortality rates
It's SAFER ALL ROUND
For 50 years we have known the optimum pen size for
mortality reduction, change it at your piglets' peril