May 26, 2021
Hog Slat Inc., a globally recognized livestock equipment manufacturer and supplier, introduces new Magnum series feeders. The Magnum Series Feeders provide increased trough space to accommodate the needs of larger-sized animals.
"Our Magnum series of dry feeders give producers even more choices when selecting feeders to match their feeding program," said Hog Slat's sales manager Fritz Richards. "We expanded the Magnum base to give larger hogs an additional two inches of feeder depth. Producers can also choose feeder openings ranging from 14 to 15 inches in width."
He continued, "We added a new style of divider for the wean-to-finish models called HyVis. This modified rodded divider provides pig separation while allowing more visibility for the caretakers. It is easier to see the amount of feed in the trough from a distance. We also introduced a new adjustment option named Lever Loc.”
The adjustment provides 25 positive locking stops, each moving the feed gate a precise 1/16-inch. This, Richards explained, makes adjusting the feed very repeatable from site to site along with simplifying employee training. The Lever Loc system also has increased leverage making adjustments easier when the feeder is full.
Although the increase in finishing weights has received more attention, the same holds true for nursery pigs. Hog Slat product engineer Jamie Royal pointed out, "Looking at the recently updated information (Condotta et al. 23), an 11-pound pig has an average shoulder width of 5-1/2 inches. At 22-pounds, it's seven inches, and that changes to 8-3/8-inches when the pig reaches 44-pounds. Standard nursery feeders have a headspace that measures six by six inches. Our Magnum feeder increases the available headspace to eight inches by eight inches."
Get a closer look at Hog Slat’s Magnum Feeder at the World Pork Expo, June 9-11 in Des Moines, Iowa Booth V163.
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