Our complete product range for modern swine production includes simple systems, computer-controlled swine feeding systems with equipment for swine house ventilation, exhaust air treatment and residue treatment as well as management hardware and software. New technologies for power generation from biomass round off our product portfolio.
Big Dutchman is the world’s largest supplier of swine equipment for modern swine production. Founded in Holland Michigan in 1938, Big Dutchman has developed automated systems for swine and poultry for over 75 years. Today, the large team of Big Dutchman engineers in Germany and the USA provide a wide range of feeding, housing, ventilation and sow care solutions. We are proud of state of the art technology as well as customized solutions for diverse markets, climates and special preferences.
Big Dutchman not only provides you the finest quality products, but also specializes in completely automated systems and innovative management solutions.
DRYRAPID (DRY FEEDING)
DryRapid conveys any type of dry feed, whether meal, pellets or crumbs – from the bins to the trough.
DRYEXACT (DRY FEEDING)
The DryExact feeding system uses a weighed mixer that has a volume of 70 liters (2.47 cubic feet). This makes it possible to supply an individual feed mix to every valve with a very high mixing quality and accuracy.
WETMIX (LIQUID FEEDING)
Liquid feeding systems for sows, weaned pigs, and finishers. Extended by the connection of a special control computer, this system setup is a reliable and successful form of modern swine management.
CALLMATIC 2 SOW FEEDING SYSTEM
Electronic Sow Feeding System is the best alternative to keeping sows in conventional gestation crates which allows freedom of movement in group housing, guarantees true individual nutrition and – in addition, provides a most valuable management tool for the breeder.
Innovative penning systems for piglets and finishing pigs. In addition to optimum feeding technology Big Dutchman is also able to offer you animal-friendly, easy-to-clean housing systems for piglet rearing as well as finishing. Our flexible modular system allows the design of any type of pen size independent of the building conditions and barn dimensions.
TRISORT (SORTING SCALE)
Big Dutchman TriSort allows fully automatic sorting of growers and finishers into either 2 or 3 groups according to weight. It can also automatically mark under or over weight pigs with separate colors.
Sow stalls with P-door
- Both sides of the back door can be opened individually. They can swing open to the outside or to the inside, for easy insemination.
- Stainless steel feet with 360° rotation allow easy mounting of stalls on the concrete slatted floor and provide protection from corrosion.
GESTATION BARN SOLUTIONS:
Pen Gestation with quarter stalls.
- All sows eat at the same time
- Sows can easily be supervised during feeding times
- Sows do not need any training for this system
- No aggression during feeding
- Feeding space is 45 – 55 cm (17.72 – 21.65 inches) wide
- Simple pen arrangement
- Cost-effective solution
FREE ACCESS STALLS
Pen Gestation with Free-access Stalls
Sows can move freely in the group but are fed in stalls.
The HD Free-access stalls close automatically when the sow enters the stall and are again opened by the sow, when she wants to leave the stall.
CALLMATIC 2 GESTATION BARN SOLUTIONS
Pen Gestation with CallMatic 2 Electronic Sow Feeding
CallMatic 2 is the most advanced automatic feeding system for sows kept in groups (pen gestation), which provides true individual animal nutrition.
Why group housing?
- Growing concern for animal welfare, demanding that sows are no longer confined to gestation stalls, will be turning into legislation all over the world
- It allows the sows freedom of movement, social interaction and much more comfort
- With proper management, sows enjoy better health and robustness and will thus show excellent performance
THE NURSERY BARN
Big Dutchman weaned pig pens are equipped either completely or partially with our animal-friendly and anti-slip plastic flooring system. Rounded edges protect the pig against injuries. The optimum solid-to-void ratio ensures good manure penetration thus keeping the floor clean and promoting healthy pig.
FARROWING PEN SOLUTIONS
BDSWING FARROWING PEN
The BDSWING farrowing crate offers more options and flexibility to optimize the space for your sow and piglets. Options include a straight, angled, or diagonal crate position.
TRADITIONAL FARROWING PEN
A traditional farrowing pen for easy management and animal comfort.
Fresh air is guided into the hog barn through air inlets which are mounted into the barn walls
The new AIRPro-Tec filtration, developed by Big Dutchman, is a modular PRRS capturing filtration system with integrated cooling for swine buildings. Unlike conventional filtration procedures, AIRPro-Tec operates under positive pressure ventilation, which will not allow any fresh air into the barns without being filtered.
DiffAir Perforated Ceilings
DiffAir ceilings consist of a combination of plastic or aluminum perforated sheets and treated glass wool insulation material. Fresh air enters the house uniformly over the entire surface of the ceilings.
EXHAUST AIR SYSTEM
CL600 AIR CHIMNEY
The Big Dutchman CL 600 air exhaust system is used for optimum extraction of air from livestock houses. CL 600 has an aerodynamic design and offers high performance with low energy consumption.
SINGLE ROOM COOLING / COOLBOX
Big Dutchman’s Coolbox is an innovative cooling system, which is perfectly suited for pig houses with a central corridor or for smaller barn rooms. Moreover, in the case of poor water quality, Coolbox is a better alternative compared to conventional cellulose pad cooling systems.
COMBICOOL HIGH PRESSURE FOGGING
CombiCool is a specially designed high-pressure fogging system for cooling, humidifying and wetting the pigs, especially in houses divided into several compartments . The special SST nozzles are characterized by very low passage rates but an extremely high passage speed.
RAINMAKER COOLING PAD
RainMaker is a simple but very effective pad cooling system developed by Big Dutchman for areas with hot and dry summers and. It requires minimum installation and is designed for simple supervision and maintenance.
The MC 135 controls the entire house climate, including temperature and humidity control as well as humidification, cooling and wetting.
With this unique and innovative technology, Big Dutchman puts an end to the confusing variety of parallel computer programs on your farm. As of now, all of your controllers, computers and sensors will be able to communicate with each other. And you will be able to control and administer your entire farm with just one single software for all applications: no matter whether it concerns a sow and/ or finishing barn, feeding or climate, just one house or an entire farm complex.