Category Archives: Pig Production

EuroTier 2018 | The Smart World of Big Dutchman

German headquarters presents many innovations for animal welfare and smart farming Practical ideas for animal welfare and smart farming were presented by the dozen this week at the EuroTier trade show in Hanover, Germany. Big Dutchman aroused the visitors’ interest with an “innovation center” full of new ideas that will assist pig farmers across the […]

EVERYTHING PIG | Big Dutchman Exhibits at World Pork Expo 2018

Great turn-out, promising connections – and super team spirit Another year, another great week in Des Moines, Iowa at World Pork Expo, which is North America’s largest international exhibition for the pork industry. Big Dutchman presented their latest innovations in pig production equipment with one of the largest booths on site. Big Dutchman completed booth […]

Big Dutchman Acquires Agricultural Building Business from Betco

“An important step to further our strategy of becoming the most competitive supplier of turn-key solutions” The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, announced today that it has acquired Qingdao Betco Asia Co., Ltd. (Betco Qingdao), which is the livestock building business of the North Carolina-based steel structure specialist Betco, Inc. with over 30 […]

EuroTier 2016 | Big Dutchman Innovation for the Ad Libitum Feeding of Pigs

WaveFeeder trough for foraging promotes typical drive to explore during feeding Foraging for feed is a natural behavior for pigs. With the WaveFeeder, Big Dutchman has developed a trough for foraging that allows pigs to combine their feed intake with their natural drive to explore. The pig equipment supplier from Vechta will present this innovation […]

EuroTier 2016 | Big Dutchman Innovation for Automated Heat Check

EstrusControl: New tool reliably analyses the heat cycle of sows Checking gilts for heat is time-consuming and therefore often an issue on pig farms. In cooperation with the Institut für Tierzucht und Haustiergenetik (Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics) of Giessen University, Big Dutchman has developed a computer program that allows pig breeders for the […]

EuroTier 2016 | Big Dutchman Presents a New Cleaning System for the Liquid Feeding of Pigs

SonicClean: Ultrasonic waves against biofilm Hygienic supply of feed and water have a great influence on animal health and the economic success in pig production. On the occasion of EuroTier 2016, Big Dutchman presents SonicClean, a new product for the liquid feeding of pigs that uses ultrasonic waves instead of standard cleaning procedures such as […]

EuroTier 2016 | Big Dutchman Adapts Proven Belt Drying System for Use in Pig Production

OptiSec: New slurry drying procedure shows convincing results On the occasion of EuroTier 2016, Big Dutchman presents a new procedure for residue treatment in pig production called OptiSec slurry drying system. The belt dryer with integrated separator allows for dry matter contents of up to 85 %. All nutrients in the valuable commercial fertiliser are […]

EuroTier 2016 | CulinaFlex Pinch Valve Disables Pathogens

Big Dutchman innovation sets new hygiene standards for the feeding of suckling pigs Big Dutchman has enhanced the well-known CulinaCup system for the feeding of suckling pigs and developed an automatic feeding system. With CulinaFlex, the pig equipment supplier from Vechta sets new hygiene standards. The innovation eliminates impurities and fresh air from the feed […]

EuroTier 2016 | BD PowerSystems Presents Revolutionary Energy Supply System

PowerBox: first off-grid power supply for livestock farmers At this year’s EuroTier in Hanover, Germany, BD PowerSystems will present a trendsetting innovation for the energy supply of livestock buildings: With the PowerBox, farmers gain complete self-sufficiency from public grids. The main energy source for PowerBox are solar panels. Three additional energy sources and a clever […]

EuroTier 2016 | Innovative Big Dutchman Alarm Unit AC Touch Cross-Check Recognizes Fan Failure

Alarm ahead of the damage With a new function of the AC Touch alarm unit, Big Dutchman now takes a great leap forward: The system extension “Cross-Check” recognizes issues within the ventilation system before dangerous situations such as excessive temperatures occur. AC Touch Cross-Check verifies that fans or fan groups actually start rotating after being […]