WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH has equipped the Arche Wilhelminenhof farm in Bakum, Germany, with its new Be.Well pens.
The company explained that its Be.Well concept stands for products which focus on the well-being and health of the pigs and facilitate economic and safe working at the same time. The order for the organic operation from Bakum included a reconstruction of pens in an open wooden house with roaming space.
WEDA head of development Ralf Meyer said: “The individual pens are separated by gates. For cleaning purposes, we constructed the gates in a way that facilitates opening the gates to the side and mounting them to the wall.
“Thanks to a special door hinge, the gates can be easily lifted out of the straw and opened and closed in both directions. Subsequently, the manure can be pushed away with one movement.”
The animal area is made of stainless steel and synthetic materials, which, Mr Meyer said, makes the pen easy to clean and compliant with maximum hygiene standards.