BrEasy is a sliding baffle that focuses the pit fan’s airflow to draw out the coldest and heaviest gases from right above the manure line. Simply use the visual pit indicator and raise the baffles with a cable turn system. BrEasy creates a healthier barn environment for people, pigs, and pits with a rapid ROI. How? An ISU study found that BrEasy: reduces in-barn ammonia by 32%, odor by 43%. Additional trials found a substantial reduction in propane use.
Caring for a sow herd is a 365 day a year job and capturing the full genetic potential of today’s prolific sows requires maximum feed intake at critical times in their reproductive cycle. Achieving this without wasting feed has been a near impossible task for even the most experienced pork producers, until now.
The PigEasy Sow Feeder is a fresh approach to ad-lib feeding in farrowing for sow farms. Along with the MealMeter feed dispenser, the Sow Feeder’s exclusive design achieves maximum intake while eliminating feed waste. By serving as both her feed and water bowl, the Sow Feeder acts as a “dispensing regulator” for the MealMeter so she does not over-fill the bowl and cleans up her feed with every drink.
The PigEasy Gilt Development and Finishing Feeder is a “pig” intuitive approach to feeding gilts in the GDU and pigs in the finishing barn. Unlike any other, this system utilizes the patented MealMeter technology for an unparalleled, no need to adjust feeder. Its individual pans and divided eating spaces are designed to diminish feed and water waste while optimizing feed consumption.
The SnoutSpout is a no leak, double water nipple bracket designed for easy mounting to virtually any gestation stall divider on a sow farm. Made from injection molded glass-filled polypropylene, the SnoutSpout water nipple bracket is made to stand up to extreme conditions and many years of reliable use.
The industry leading AI Saddle (AI Plus) is an effective hands-free breeding saddle for artificially inseminating sows. The AI Saddle’s stiff strap and velcro hold bottles or bags upright for complete emptying while the breeding saddle applies necessary pressure to the sow.
The PipePik is a feed tube cleaner for sow farms that can unplug and clean many gestation stall feed tubes quickly and with very little effort.
The PigEasy ID Cart is a simple and effective tool for quickly and uniformly tagging and tattooing pigs. Typically a time-consuming and fatigue-inducing chore, the PigEasy ID Cart eliminates stress on your hands and back with two foot pedal operated taggers. This allows the operator to use both hands to hold the pig for a more consistent and easy application of each tag or tattoo.
In a sow operation, the last thing you want to worry about is feed and water mess in a boar pen. The PigEasy Boar Feeder eliminates that daily headache for staff by giving the boar the opportunity to dispense fresh feed via the MealMeter feed dispenser throughout the day without waste.
The Chuck-It Bucket is a holding/disposal tank for daily removal of pig mortalities and afterbirth in sow farms. This stainless steel tank is specifically designed to adapt effortlessly to any skid loader or loader bucket for complete and easy emptying into an off-site dumpster or compost site.
Administering a manure feedback program with gestating sows can be a messy job, and it’s difficult to give the same dose to sow at the end of the row as the sow at the beginning of the row with a bucket. Now there is a cart that simplifies this sow farm task.
While PigEasy, LLC was officially launched in 2013 with the MealMeter feed dispenser, the story behind the company begins much earlier than that.
Dave Klocke is a lifelong pork producer from west central Iowa. After leaving college and returning to the family farm in the 1980s, Dave saw that their current operation, raising purebred swine breeding stock, was not the direction the industry was heading. So in 1993, the Klocke family built a 1200 sow contract farrow farm which was converted to a 2700 farrow to wean in 1998. Six years later, the Klocke family purchased the herd and became independent producers.
While Dave has always been driven by the idea of finding “an easier way”, it wasn’t until 2003 that he started selling his innovations. After realizing the breeding process was taking too long and affecting the born alive rate of the litters at the end of the breeding row, Dave developed the AI Saddle. The AI Saddle has become an industry leader in artificial insemination apparatuses.
Almost a decade later, Dave had another epiphany at a regional pork conference. One of the sessions discussed how important feed intake was to achieve maximum born alive for gilts and how their first litter size affects production thereafter. It struck a chord with Dave and the wheels started turning and sleepless nights ensued. This eventually led to the development of what is now called the MealMeter.
The innovative thinking behind the MealMeter brought forth a complete line of products that support our philosophy, that simplifying daily tasks can have a huge impact on the success of your farm. Just as it is with our farming operation, PigEasy is family owned and operated. Dave and his wife, Karen, along with children Ben and Katie, are working operators of PigEasy. Children Mary and Ross and son-in-laws Clint and Nick help out when they can at various trade shows and company events.
We’re passionate about finding solutions to every day issues in pork production. Let us know how we can help to make daily tasks easier, because Easy really is Better.