Crystal Spring Hog Equipment: Bringing Quality, Innovation & Simplicity to the Hog Industry.


In the early 1980s, we formed Crystal Spring Hog Equipment to leverage the expertise and ideas of the people in our Crystal Spring Hutterite community. The combination of a farming lifestyle, communal atmosphere and entrepreneurial spirit allowed Jonathan Kleinsasser and other community members to find innovative solutions to challenges around the community’s farms. These ideas led to several remarkable innovations that helped revolutionize pork production.

We believe that the work is never done. There is always room for improvements in our products. This perspective drives constant change and innovation. Listening to our customers gives us an advantage to see problems as a stepping stone to a better product. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows our team to focus on precision and innovation. And our built-in community culture gives our clients confidence that we are here to stay.

You can expect to see our legacy of innovation and quality for generations to come.

Our Partners

We partner with companies around the world who share our passion for innovation and collaboration to expand our distribution channels. Our team of distributors provide today’s swine producers with superior service and resources for our products.

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Crystal Spring Hog Feeders: Quality You Can Trust.

30 years of proven performance in the global swine industry.

Industry-leading innovators: The only feeder manufacturer that continuously tests and researches feeder performance.

Patented EZ Adjustment: The industry’s most refined adjustment at 1/16” (.0625”).

Patented Water-Space™ Technology: Available in both nursery and wean-to-finish feeders.

New Crystal Spring Nipple: Designed specifically for use in a wet/dry feeder.

Machine-threaded water pipe: Eliminates leaks around the nipple.

18-month manufacturer’s warranty + Dealers’ 5-year extended warranty.

High-tech robotic manufacturing provides the lowest nominal tolerances and the highest quality control.

Built-to-last feeders made completely of 304 stainless steel.

Introducing the only nipple engineered specifically for use in a wet/dry feeder. Patented design helps water flow from the nipple adapt to variable water pressure in the barn. Helps lower cost of entry: eliminates the need for a second pressure regulator. Increases the operating window of pressures to optimize gain with a wet/dry feeder. Simplifies wet/dry feeder management. Reduces water and feed wastage.

Note: The Mechanical Pressurized Nipple is designed for use in barns with standard mechanical water pressure systems and wet/dry feeders. A Gravity Flow Nipple is available for use in barns with gravity-flow water pressure, more commonly seen in international markets. Sow Nipple also available.

Which Feeder Is Right For You?

14-280+ lbs. pig weight

Includes water-space kit
Guard present under water line
Requires 2 water supplies

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8-50 lbs. pig weight

Includes water-space kit
Requires 2 water supplies

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14-280+ lbs. pig weight

Guard present under water line

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50-280+ lbs. pig weight

No guard present under water line
The original Wet/Dry feeder

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8-280+ lbs. pig weight

Throat insert included
Includes water-space kit
Guard present under water line
Requires 2 water supplies

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8-280+ lbs. pig weight

Throat insert included
Guard present under water line

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Wet/Dry Sow Feeders

Increase daily feed intake while minimizing wastage.

Allows sows to choose between eating dry feed or mixing feed with water.

Nipple placed low in feeder provides ample water with minimal wastage or accumulation.

Adjustment slide feature controls feed flow and repeatability for individual sow’s needs.

Sows return to estrus in 9% faster days, allowing for faster breed back and more litters per year.

Increased weight gain and pre-wean survival rate for litters.

Open back and alley access for easy cleaning.

Works with most standard crate models and manufacturers.

Comfort Sow Feeder

Low-lip feed pan and hopper-gate provide extra length and square footage to farrowing crate.

Provides comfortable space for sow to rest her head while lying down.

Provides small pigs easy access to feed and water for heavier weanlings and better gain.

Hopper is built into the gate panel, increasing aisle width by 8”.

Wet/Dry feeding design allows sow to mix feed and water to her own tastes, increasing feed consumption by up to 1.5 lbs per day.

Designed for easy cleaning.

Freedom Stall | Free Access Gestation

Sows have freedom to choose privacy or community.

Positive lock prevents other sows from opening rear gate.

Simple, intuitive design requires no training for the sows.

Managers can lock an entire row for sorting, pregnancy checking and breeding.

Each stall can be locked from the front or the back for individual feed management.

Patented feed trough design eliminates front leg and anchor system, reducing equipment cost and labor.

Simple, balanced, and low-maintenance locking mechanism with noise-reducing bumpers.

Front alley can be replaced with raised walkway providing more space for retrofits.

Sow Lift

Prevents crushed pigs by elevating the sow while standing.

A pedal-triggered air lift system raises the sow to 10″ above creep area when she stands up.

Increases operational efficiency.

Field experience demonstrates an increase in production of 7%, or 1.5 pigs per sow per year.

Works in new or retrofit operations.

Pneumatic, low-profile scissor lift for minimum pit interference.

Hot dip galvanized for external and internal coating.

Easily replaceable plastic bushings, valves and switches.

Farrowing Crates

Heavy, 1” steel square tubing; hot dip galvanized for external and internal coating.

Innovative single-handed, pig-proof latch.

Patented cast-iron 1” raised sow deck keeps sow comfortable and protects piglets.

Back gate guard helps protect piglets and sows; door opens right or left.

Plastic-coated Tenderfoot® or Jimdi Surestep plastic flooring provides an easy-to-clean “warm” area.

Optional adjustable bottom bar accommodates both small gilts and large sows.

304-series stainless steel wet/dry or dry feeders.

Standard sizes or customized layouts available.



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