Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

12-3-1996

Abstract

A gestation sow feeding system has a sow bedding enclosure, a gated scale weighing station, an alley connecting the scale weighing station with two separate feeding pens having entry and exist gates, and a bypass gate connecting the alley and the bedding enclosure. The traffic of sows through the system is monitored and controlled by a computer which controls the gates of the system, measures the weight and average daily gain of each sow weighed, and directs the weighed sow to the feeding pen for a ration of feed to permit the sow to adjust to a targeted average daily weight stored in the computer.

Patent Number

5,579,719

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

418,006

Date Filed

4-6-1995

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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