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WEDA Innovation wins DLG Silver Medal

10-10-2012 10:11 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH

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It is easy to retrofit already available units with this system

It is easy to retrofit already available units with this system

„Boar Stub” feed genders according to recipe

The message about the award of a medal of the German Agricultural Association (DLG) was received with great pleasure by the Lutten constructors of animal houses, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp. „A small step for WEDA, – a great one for boar fattening”, is Andreas Hüttemeyer’s, – programmer at WEDA’s – reaction on this distinction.

With this award-winning EuroTier novelty, the full-service providers from Lower Saxony have set an exclamation mark, especially as the innovation is arriving at just the right time because the current animal welfare debate on the castration of male pigs inevitably leads to the question, „how will boar fattening be organized in the future – especially so in already existing units?”

The cost-effective system solution was developed with the aim of enabling farmers of fattening units to feed boars in their already existing units – and this in fact without costly conversions of animal house technology.

The functioning manner is fairly simple: in a stub, animals from a weight of 55 kg onwards can be fed with two different feed recipes, one each for female and one for male animals. This enables the provision of all animals with the necessary gender-specific energy.

It is easy to retrofit already available units with this system as the solution for this is based on software. Accordingly, all WEDA units working with an M16 or a 4PX computer can be retrofitted. The only precondition is: the smallest portion which can be fed out in one stub has to be at least twice as large as the pipe content of the feed pipe.

This would for example mean that in the case of a stub with a length of 50 meters and with a pipe diameter of 50 mm, at least 160 litres have to be dosed out per feeding block and meal. Thus, the system can already be employed for smaller amounts.

For more than 70 years, WEDA’s name stands for innovation and reliability. Originally founded as an enterprise for the manufacture of wood gas generators, Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH (WEDA) have meanwhile become global market leaders in the domain of liquid feeding with more than 130 members of staff at their headquarters at Lutten. The WEDA company owns locations in almost 50 countries on all continents.

In their function as full providers in the field of modern pig managements, WEDA – besides the domains of feeding technology and house equipment – also attend upon the segments of ventilation technology and liquid manure treatment. WEDA possess more than two dozens of patents.

In 1996 – as the first enterprise of the branch – WEDA received the certification according to the international quality standards, DIN EN ISO 9000 ff. In 2001, the companies of WEDA and of Erich Stallkamp ESTA GmbH founded the WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH enterprise.

WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH
Carsten Bergstedt
Head of Marketing
Am Bahnhof 10
49424 Lutten
Phone: +49 4441.8705.65
Email: c.bergstedt@weda.de

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