Mountain Vista Sow Unit – Sunterra Farms Ltd.
Mountain Vista Sow Unit – Sunterra Farms Ltd. is located near Drumheller Alberta. The conversion of approximately 2000 stalls to shoulder stall pens began in May 2017 and was completed gradually over the following year. Herd size was reduced by about 300 animals to accommodate renovation work. The original feed lines, trough drinkers, electrical, […]Find Out More
Luc Veilleux, Ferme Porcine L.V. Inc.
Ferme porcine L.V. Inc. is located near Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec. The 700 sow farrow-to-wean operation is owned and operated by Luc Veilleux and sons, Francis and Dominic. In 2016 they converted the gestation stalls to pens with Free-access ESF feeders using the Jyga Gestal 3G system…Find Out More
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
Stephen Moffett, Moffett Farms
Stephen Moffett owns Moffet Farms, a 1200 sow farrow-to-wean operation located in Sussex, New Brunswick. The barn was built new in 2004. The gestation room has 16 pens with 60 sows per pen, using CanArm and Schauer ESF feeders. The sows are bred weekly and managed in static groups.Find Out More
Wim van Wijk, Horst Farms
Wim van Wijk is the owner and operator of Horst Farms, a 275 sow farrow-to- finish farm located near Red Deer, Alberta. In 2013 he was considering a herd depopulation to address a disease problem and decided that this was a good opportunity to move to groups. The timing could not have been […]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
Matador Colony is near Swift Current Saskatchewan. The farrow-to-finish pig operation has 600 sows and was opened in early 2015 with 11 Nedap ESF units being used for different age females in a Dynamic group setting. The ESF units allow mixing of 2 different feed rations plus the addition of growth curves. They are using […]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 and daughter Cassie. The barn is a 220 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 […]Find Out More
Geert Geene, Amberley Bacon Company
Amberley Bacon Company is a 1400 sow farrow-to-wean barn located in Huron County, Ontario. The new barn was built in 2011, with gestating sows housed in groups fed via a competitive feeding system. Geene’s family had always managed sows in groups, so group housing was a natural choice when designing the new barn.Find Out More