Pen Gestation

Make the move to group sow housing

Group housing can provide the best environment for your animals when managed properly. Pen gestation allows sows freedom to move, social interaction and increased comfort. Records of sow farms who have made the transition to group housing document top reproductive performance and lower sow mortality rates because sows thrive in the group environment.

Important Advantages

  • Allows sows freedom to move and the comfort of living in a group environment
  • Gives sows social interaction
  • Increases reproductive performance
  • Lower sow mortality rates
  • Electronic Sow Feeding allows you to manage your sow’s feed intake individually

Control Exactly What Your Sows Eat With Electronic Sow Feeding

Electronic Sow Feeding is used for sows kept in pen gestation. Electronic sow feeders provide all the benefits of being able to manage your sow’s feed intake individually, while giving the sows freedom to move and the comfort of living in a group environment.

Big Dutchman offers several electronic sow feeding options that are perfect for sows in pen gestation. Easily managed and monitored by our BigFarmNet management software, our ESF systems allow farmers to keep tabs on sow and feed data as well as connect and control further modules such as heat detection and health monitoring for total sow management.


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Related Products

Call-In Pro

The Call-In Pro ESF system is best suited for large stable groups and offers the ability to individually feed pregnant sows. It features economical construction and key essential features. This system combines good quality with a competitive price.

CallMatic Pro

The CallMatic Pro ESF system works well for both stable and dynamic groups and can be adapted to fit any space requirement. CallMatic Pro can also work with either dry or liquid feed and offers several options to make management simpler, including sorting, color marking, and heat detection.


Control and administer your entire farm with a single software. No matter whether its a sow or finishing barn, feeding or climate, one house or an entire farm complex, BigFarmNet is the all-in-one solution for your farm – even if it’s is spread among several locations.

Let a Local Distributor Advise You

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