During the lactation period, it is important for sows to be in good condition. Feed distribution plays a big role in this. Not single for the sows, but also for the piglets. With the VERBA Sow Feeder you feed optimally.
The VERBA sow doser of type ZV (pellet and crumb) and ZVC (pellet, crumb and meal) is an ideal feed dosing system for any farrowing pen, where tailor-made feeding is preferred. The sow is calmer and improves the work situation in your barn.
Sows extend their feeding time with the ZV and ZVC and there is no feed spillage before and during sow farrowing.
The ZVV and ZVVC type is for mounting on the front (aisle side) of the farrowing pen. With the ZVV and ZVVC type, the sow trough must protrude at least 70 mm from the front of the farrowing pen. We also manufacture and can supply these stainless steel sow troughs.
The sow dosers of type ZVA (pellet and crumb) and ZVAC (pellet, crumb and meal) are designed to hang in the farrowing pen. These ZVA dosers are the most commonly sold because they are the most common type.
We also sell the mechanism from the sow doser separately as the ZVD15 valve. This stainless steel sow valve can handle all types of dry feed. In this valve you can hang your (transparent) drop tube, which you can then use as a storage bunker for the feed. The flapper mechanism allows the sow to feed herself with a slight movement of the flap. It is a very solid and inexpensive way of feeding in the farrowing pen and it works extremely well. The ZVD sow doser can also be optionally equipped with a stainless steel lid to cover the entire unit neatly and to prevent the entry of moisture from outside or of saliva from the sow into the ZVD valve as much as possible.
The ZVAC37 dosers are also very suitable for pen enrichment and approved for feeding straw pellets for the German Animal Welfare Initiative (ITW Initiative Tier Wohl). Straw pellets made from alfalfa or straw are increasingly used as roughage because the pigs like to ingest them and it has a positive effect on the intestines. This distraction also largely prevents tail biting. With the ZVAC feeder, pellets up to 15 mm in diameter and 30 mm in length can be dosed in smaller quantities. The pigs push against a clapper and the pellets fall out. The doser can be adjusted very precisely, allowing perfect adjustment of the portions so that nothing spills. For slatted floors, a stainless steel trough can be attached into which the material falls. We can also supply a plastic floor plate for floor feeding. The feeder is mostly stainless steel and can be used with piglets, fattening pigs and sows.