Housing system for sows and piglets

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When building a new housing system for sows and piglets it is important to focus on animal welfare, high productivity, sectioned production, optimized logistics, energy efficient solutions and less environmental impact of the immediate environment.

The housing system contains improved insulation compared to what is seen in traditional housing systems and it is equipped with skylights to ensure an inflow of natural daylight, for the benefit of both the animals and the staff working in the barn.

New and patented air exchange system

The housing system is equipped with Agrifarm air exchange system, a centralized ventilation system where all of the air is sucked from the façade into the barn via air shafts while finally being led out through a central air corridor, which is placed above the central aisle in the housing system. All ventilators and ventilation dampers are placed in the central air corridor and can therefore be easily serviced and maintained. 

Better indoor housing climate and high energy efficiency

The improved insulation of the barn gives you advantages both summer and winter. During the winter you will use less energy for heating the barn. During the summer the barn stays cool longer and at the same time the air inlet placed in the façade ensures that the in – draft air is cooler than normal and the barn is cooled down more efficiently during the night.

With the housing system you will achieve a good indoor climate in the barn all year round with less ammonia, less odor nuisance and less dust for the benefit of both animals and staff.

Reduced time consumption in the barn

You will achieve a better logistic in your daily work routines. In the barn the distances are shortened by up to 30 % when moving pigs and during inspection tasks, so the time consumption is reduced quite significantly.

Flexible construction which can be expanded

The housing system can be prepared for future expansions. The expansion can be carried out, while the production in the barn continues undisturbed.

The housing system will give you:

  • Large savings on energy, approximately 40% on lighting, heat and ventilation
  • Better logistics and increased productivity
  • Improved animal welfare and working environment
  • A flexible and future oriented construction
  • Optimized indoor climate with Smartfarm®
  • Improved earings


Agrifarm air exchange technology

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Your everyday life in the pig barn will be more comfortable with our patented, innovative ventilation system. Besides reduced nuisances from dust, you will also experience less noise since no ventilators are placed in the barn sections, instead they are placed in the central corridor.

We have developed the innovative air exchange system with the purpose of creating an optimal indoor climate in you pig barn.


The function of ventilation and heat

The ventilation system is an integrated part of the housing system. All ventilators and ventilation dampers are placed in the central air corridor and can thereby easily be serviced and maintained. If air cleaning is required the air cleaning unit can be integrated into the building without any larger constructional changes.

The inlet of air is below floor level through the façade of the barn where the air is sucked through a heating unit which heats the air. The heat unit is the barn’s heating system and at the same time the heated air prevents down draught of cold air. The air is sucked into the barn through air shafts, is then distributed in the barn sections and thereafter it is sucked out again through air channels below the solid floor. The exhaust air is collected in a central air corridor placed in the attic, where all the ventilators are placed. Ventilation dampers, which regulate the ventilation level in the individual barn sections, are also placed in the central air corridor. 


With the system you get: 

  • Improved air change in the barn with reduced energy consumption
  • Improved animal welfare
  • Good indoor housing climate all year round
  • Less and easier maintenance
  • A future – oriented ventilation system which is prepared for air cleaning