Piglet anti-crushing system
Airpig is the best ally of work in pig production farms since it complies with the basic principles of animal welfare and is in charge of supplying the rancher to watch during the first days of suckling piglets to avoid crushing losses, causing He can spend his time on other important tasks on the farm.
of the piglets
for their exploitation
Always, a real and common problem in pig production farms has been the mortality of piglets being crushed by the mother herself.
In fact, assuming that in Spain we have an estimated 2.2 million productive sows, there are 15% of piglet losses during lactation on average, of which 60% of losses are due to crushing according to current statistics, we have an estimated amount of 6.7 million piglets crushed per year, and the economic losses that this entails.
Thanks to the concerns of the Pellicer Sorolla family from Valderrobres, a traditional livestock farmer, and after more than ten years of experimentation on their own farm, they developed and patented a system capable of significantly reducing these losses due to crushing, which helped them to win the Porc D’Or Zoetis Prize for Innovation in 2018.
Subsequently, thanks to the development of Chemik Company, a very effective and robust solution has been developed to combat this problem that greatly affects breeding pig farms.
What is AIRPIG SYSTEM?
A Compressed Air network made up of plastic pipes, Polyethylene, with Stainless Steel fittings along all the walls of the pig farm, leaving intakes with closed valves at each maternity point.
The AirPig equipment will be placed in the required maternity point and set aside when it is no longer needed in that place, leaving the space free for the growth of the piglets.
We recommend leaving the equipment installed for the first 5 days of the piglets’ life, as this is the critical period when the lowest are registered in the lactation period, since the piglets are not yet accustomed to the behavior of their mother.
How does it work?
AirPig´s motion sensor detects when the mother gets up.
The system automatically blows compressed air into the crush hazard area.
The piglets, being uncomfortable due to the air flow emitted by AirPig, move away from the air action zone and therefore from the danger zone.
See how the AirPig System works in the next video