The VERBA Variomix is a computer-controlled feed dispenser for fatteners and piglets as an alternative to feeding at the long trough, to save square meters in your pen leaving more floor space for pigs. Marketed by VERBA in 1996.
There are several types and types of Variomix feeders, both for dry feed and for liquid feed. Variomix types are computer-controlled with their own feeding curve or linked to your installation. One of the many advantages is the peace and quiet in your barn due to the simultaneous feeding and the uniform and vigorous growth of your animals.
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At Adrie van de Pas' pig fattening farm, the system of liquid feeding is going to change. The long troughs are removed and a Variomix from Verba is introduced. "From one eating place per pig I am going back to almost one eating place per ten animals. Practical experiences with this way of providing supplementary feed are mixed, but I have seen at a large piglet farm that it works very well. That's why I see it as a challenge to make a success of it as well." But above all, Adrie opts for the extra square meters he can use for keeping fattening pigs. "Instead of four times eight animals, I can now keep two times 19 fatteners. Per year, I can deliver an additional 750 fattening pigs within the same stall space."
The innovative Verhees farm in Someren has approximately 1,000 sows and 9,000 fattening pigs. The latter are kept in plateau houses. In terms of manure processing, they participate in the pilot project Research Mineral Concentrate. In this farm VERBA Variomix feeders are used. The pigs receive small portions daily via the Variomix as often as possible. Growth in 2017 was 860 grams per animal per day at a feed conversion of 2.25.