Fidos™ electronic feeding station

Animal Welfare

Fidos electronic feeding station for feeding sows in groups

Fidos™ is an electronic feeding station for individual feeding of sows. It is the leading feeding system for sows in group housing. Pigs can wander around in the house, with areas for relaxing, eating, and exercising. They are free to eat whenever they want, and receive feed automatically when they enter the feeding station. The feeding station first reads the chip in the eartag to identify the pig. Then the sow is given the feed that is intended for it.

Automated feeding system for precise feeding of sows in group housing

The electronic feeding station is linked to software, which also has a web interface. Using the Fidos software, you can manage the data centrally from a PC. View history, analyze reports, and scan eartags with a hand terminal to adjust feed curves in the house itself. You can even manage each individual sow if desired. Fidos also comes with a heat detection antenna. If a sow stays in the pen for too long, then Fidos records it.

 

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Features of Fidos electronic sow feeding system

Precise, individually adjusted feeding

Exact amount and type of feed for each sow

you can choose the right amount of feed and decide which one of the two varieties of feed is more suitable for each pig.

Water in the feeding trough

water is pumped into the trough during feeding, making it easier for the sows to eat.  

Respect for the animals’ health and well-being

Invest in stable groups

with Fidos, Roxell is encouraging a transition to stable sow groups. That means housing a single group in the same stage of pregnancy, with no new sows introduced in the interim. This continuity is good for ensuring calm in the group, and makes comparing animals easier. The Fidos electronic feeding station is intended for pig farms that work with these stable groups.

Detect abnormal feeding behavior

the Fidos software automatically records feeding data for each sow. It is easy to spot unusual feeding behavior in good time. If a sow loses its eartag, then you will be alerted. However, a sow that cannot be identified by the system will still be given a minimum amount of food.

Unique circular concept for fitter sows 

Create a circular system in the house

pigs cannot leave the feeding station through the same way that they came in. Fidos automatically guides sows in the right direction. Once they have left the feeding station, they reach the drinking, exercise, and relaxation areas. Then after a full circle in the house, they return to the entrance of the feeding station.

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The Roxell systems enable me to optimise the management of my houses. Each step in the feeding process is tailored to the needs of the animals. The materials used are durable and robust, and the digital output of the system provides me with the daily feed intake and growth of the animals. This way, we work much more efficiently and we can monitor productivity by optimising the feed conversion.
Joost Beel
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