BDSWING

Flexible farrowing system

The BDSWING was created with careful consideration for each piece of the farrowing process. Our specially designed crate can be installed in several positions, allowing for easy retrofitting of an existing space. More room for scampering piglets increases livability and comfort. The adjustable crate means you can house both smaller gilts and larger mature sows. Different heating options allow you to create the perfect environment for both piglets and sows, who will comfortably enjoy their time with the BDSWING. In addition, when paired with our EasySlider Pro feeding system, your farrowing sows can decide when they’d like to eat which will improve their overall body condition.

Important Advantages

  • Creep Area – A more defined nest area for piglets helps improve their safety and comfort
  • Piglet Saver Bars – Maximize your numbers by ensuring piglet safety as they move about the crate
  • Heating – Hot water or electric heat pads, heat lamps and the BDCOVER can be used together or independently to keep your piglets at an ideal temperature
  • Hydration – Multiple drinker options allow for easy access to fresh water
  • Adjustability – One crate side adjusts in width and the door can be adjusted to lengthen the crate if needed
  • Comfort – Cast iron flooring ensures safe footing for the sow while the plastic flooring provides a warm and comfotable surface for the piglets
  • Stress free – One crate side swings open wide allowing for a stress free entry and exit for each sow
  • Accessibility – All areas of the crate are easily accessed by workers
  • Improved hygiene – because each area of the pen is so easy to access, workers can clean the crates quickly and without hassle
  • Better Visibility – If using the BDCOVER, piglets can be checked quickly by simply flipping the lid on the cover

Adjustable to Fit Your Space

The BDSWING can be placed within a pen going straight, slightly angled, or diagonal. This allows you to decide which configuration will be best for your barn. The BDSWING is a great option for those looking to retrofit an existing space.

Straight

Slightly Angled

Diagonal

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Moving Sows Into and Out of Farrowing

BDSWING opens completely, providing an easy moving in and out process. With the side opening wide, sows can turn around before exiting the pen, ensuring stress-free transitions for everyone.

Piglet Saver Bars

Maximize piglet liveability by ensuring safe and slow movement of the sow.

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Creep and Safe Zones

A more defined nest area for the piglets improves safety and comfort.

Nesting Area

With options to add electric heat pads, heat lamps and the BDCOVER, you can ensure your piglets have an ideal environment during this critical phase of early life.

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“I switched to the BDSWING farrowing crate for my 5.5’x8’ pens because of the excellent design and flexibility. I chose this crate because it adjusts well to all my sows, and the finger bars keep my piglets safe. Using the angled position allows me to use BDCOVER, which creates a safe nest area and excellent micro-environment for the piglets. I think this nest is perfect, because the piglets love it and I know they’re safe. But I believe our numbers speak for themselves – most of my sows are producing between 14 and 18 piglets right now, and I have a mortality rate of 6 to 8%, with practically 0% mortality from crushing."

Francis Jolin St-Laurent, Farm Manager