Schlelgelhome Farms Inc. is located near Tavistock Ontario where the Schlegel family runs a diversified farm operation. The multi-site pig operation has 2500 sows and tries to finish all the production. The conversion barn was a 1800 head sow barn built in 1979 and had undergone many renovations. The last one being a new farrowing wing allowing for the old farrowing rooms to be gutted and convert over to loose sow housing for 500 sows. New floors and penning were installed along with the Canarm Sowchoice ESF system. Sow barn manager Adam Schlegel said they needed to maximum production within the space provided and the research they did showed the ESF system would achieve that requirement. The ESF system has been running since April 2015 but they have not installed the auto sorters at this time.
The original sow barn was built in 1979 and has many renovations over the years. When the new farrowing wing was added, it allowed for the old sections to be converted over to loose sow housing.
Innovations at Schlegelhome Farms:
HyLife – Rosco Barn
HyLife is headquartered in La Broquerie, Manitoba and is the largest hog production company in Canada and among the top 15 in North America. In the fall of 2016, Richard Taillefer, Michelle Martel and the HyLife staff embarked on their first major project with group housing, converting a 3000 sow farrow-to-wean gestation barn to an […]Find Out More
Ted Janmaat has been operating a conventional 45 sow farrow-to-finish pig operation in Huron County since the mid 1980’s. The original fully slatted barn was built in 1986 with an addition of 48 gestation stalls in 1990. This past winter he decided to increase the sow herd from 45 to 100 sows and become […]Find Out More
Adam Schlegel, Schlegelhome Farms Inc.
Schlelgelhome Farms Inc. is located near Tavistock Ontario where the Schlegel family runs a diversified farm operation. The multi-site pig operation has 2500 sows and tries to finish all the production. The conversion barn was a 1800 head sow barn built in 1979 and had undergone many renovations. The last one being a new farrowing […]Find Out More
John Van Engelen, Hog-Tied Farms, Ltd
Hog-Tied Farms Ltd. is located in Thedford, Ontario and is owned and operated by John and Joan Van Engelen and their son, Mitchell. The barn is a 250 sow farrow-to-finish operation built in 1983. Renovations for group sow housing began in 2014 with the conversion of half of the gestation room to a dynamic ESF […]Find Out More