Spanwright UK recently installed concrete pig slats for a project undertaken by one of the UK and Ireland’s leading pig house and equipment specialists. The facility will finish 640 pigs every 3 months on contract for one of the UK’s largest pig producers.
Spanwright’s 18mm spacing Euro-profile slat runs throughout the house to allow manure to fall below to an underground slurry tank. Wright concrete slats offer good grip and comfort for livestock along with efficient drainage, maximising pig efficiency.
The pig finishing house consists of 16 pens, each holding 40 pigs. The feeding system is an important feature of this modern fattening house, making use of a flexi auger transport system to transport feed to wet dry round feeders. Pigs enter the house at around 35kg and are despatched at a kill weight of around 115kgs.
Prior to installation, Spanwright UK’s technical representative visited the site for final inspection. Care was taken by the installation team to ensure concrete beams were placed perfectly level across the tank in advance of the careful placing of the 4 rib concrete slatted units.
The contractor then erected the surrounding structure and kitted out the facility offering a complete turn-key solution for the client. To find out more, contact our technical sales team today.
Photos by John McVitty, courtesy of The Impartial Reporter Farming Journal.