PigTek’s New Swing-Fix™ Gestation Stalls Help Pig Producers Meet New Animal Space Requirements

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PigTek has introduced its SWING-FIX™ Gestation Stalls as a solution to help pig producers take sow management to a higher level while meeting new animal space requirements, including compliance with Proposition 12. Available as a retrofit to back gates on existing conventional stalls or as new installation, the SWING-FIX Door features a proven design based on PigTek’s many years of European pig production experience.

Free access mode on the SWING-FIX Stall allows sows to exercise and stay in good condition by freely walking in and out of individual stalls. When a sow enters a stall to eat, the door automatically closes behind it for privacy. The sow can release itself by simply backing up to a latch that opens the door.

Additionally, producers can temporarily lock sows into the stalls to aid breeding and pregnancy scanning. A convenient lever allows individual stalls or whole rows to be locked or released at once. A total of four operating positions offers various sow containment options.

SWING-FIX Gestation Stalls are available with standard or artificial insemination doors. The stalls have few moving parts to help reduce maintenance, and they provide a quiet operating environment to minimize animal stress.

About PigTek

PigTek (www.pigtek.net) offers complete hog production solutions including systems for managing sow health and growing pigs from wean to finish, environmental control, electronic feeding, biometrics and animal identification, electronic sow feeding and sorting systems, advanced air quality systems and integrated data collection and management software. PigTek offers systems under the Chore-Time®, Chore-Tronics® and PigTek® brands. Part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies, PigTek operates globally from Milford, Indiana, and has a marketing presence in Asia through a sales and warehouse facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

About CTB

CTB, Inc. (www.ctbinc.com), a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, is a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions developed with the goal of equipping its customers to join it in Helping to Feed a Hungry World®. CTB’s customers use its products for preserving grain; for raising pigs and poultry to yield meat and eggs; and for processing poultry, fish and other foods. CTB deploys its financial strength to grow via a product-driven focus, strategic acquisitions, an expanded global physical presence and best-cost manufacturing. The company is headquartered in Milford, Indiana, U.S.A., and employs 3,000 people worldwide.

PigTek, 401 East Syracuse Street, P.O. Box 2000, Milford, Indiana, 46542-2000; Telephone: 574-658-5000; Fax: 574-658-5325; Email: sales@pigtek.net; Internet: www.pigtek.net