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Training farmers with Big Dutchman pig equipment

South Africa: Training hub for modern pig production A state-of-the art training facility for developing pig farmers was recently opened 80 km North of Durban just outside Pietermaritzburg. The Baynesfield Training Academy (BTA) is a joint venture between the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) and Baynesfield Estates – a Big Dutchman customer with a […]

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Group sow housing and which system to choose

By Scott Wiggill, Big Dutchman Group sow housing systems have been in the spotlight over the past few decades, due to pressures from Welfare Organisations as well as food distribution chains promoting good animal welfare to consumers. We have seen this trend being implemented in Europe and other countries, including South Africa. With local producers being accustomed to traditional crates in South Africa, there is […]

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Big Dutchman now distributing “Foraging Tower” exclusively

Foraging and feeling happy as a pig in muck Pigs that can root lively generally feel happy as pigs in muck. The Düsse foraging tower allows the pigs a form of occupation appropriate to their species. It ensures increased satisfaction and less stress in the house. This new development for pig production has already been […]

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