Designed specifically for weaning pigs, our Grower Units are built to the highest specification of any on the market. The Unit is constructed from galvanised steel, with all framework hot-dipped galvanised for maximum longevity. The interior is insulated and clad with Stokbord, a tough recycled plastic that is chew resistant, rotproof and completely non-absorbent, so won’t harbor bacteria in the way plywood alternatives do. All our Grower Units are built with both a heavy box-section skid frame for towing, and an external lifting frame, allowing easy moving.
Ventilation is vital in weaner housing, so our Grower Unit has hinge-up top doors front and rear: the front opening also has a hinged doorway for when pigs are first introduced. A hinge-out door in the back panel allows easy access. The Unit will be understocked when the pigs first go in, so good insulation is also extremely important to keep them warm and healthy as they grow.
Feed is supplied via two black plastic feeders, each holding around 300lb of feed, and fitted with an internal step. Mounted externally at the rear of the Unit, the feeders are easily filled from outside.
The Unit is equipped with an internal water tank holding 36 US gallons and fitted with nine stainless steel bite drinkers. A trough below with drip fitting means the pigs can see water when they’re first introduced, encouraging them to drink from the get-go.
The Grower Unit measures 9′0” wide by 5’6″ high, and can be supplied in 13’9″, 16’6″, 19’3″ and 22’0″ lengths., to suit your group numbers. The following table provides a rough guide to recommended stocking densities:
Your Grower Unit is supplied with a set of five hurdles to provide an outdoor run. Each hurdle measures approximately 10’0” long by 3’3” high, and is made from galvanized steel, with the lower 2’0” clad in Stokbord,
We recommend an all-in-all-out approach to weaning pigs, meaning they all enter the Unit together, and progress to finishing at the same time. Having pigs at different stages of growth involves moving individuals out of the group as they reach finishing weight, which can cause them all significant stress.