Skjoldborg testcenter

Nr. Vejenvej 10, 7400 Herning, Denmark


Facts about Skjoldborg:


  • The sow unit produces 40.000 piglets per year.
  • Approx. 1100 sows in weekly operation
  • 4000 m2 with weaning sections built in 2015
    • 9 sections – each containing 750 pen places
    • Each section includes 24 pens – 2 pens share one dry feed dispenser.


Automatic feeding with feed registrations per feed dispenser

Stable and feed device overview

The feed device is able to mix feed for each separate feed dispenser and within the same section you can mix and feed up to 12 different diets at the same time



*1: In the barn there are 9 mineral hoppers for big bags and 7 mineral hoppers with stirrer for big bags, 1 pump for oil intake and 6 raw material silos.


*2,3,4: The central part of the Agrisys AirFeed system is Mix and Distribution Stations, witch mix the feed and blows it out into the feed dispensers. There is one MONO station and two DUO Mix and distributing stations.


*2: The MONO station consumes and mix ”mini” components from the 16 mineral hoppers. This mixture is blown into *3*4 DUO Mix and distributing stations.


*3,*4: Two duo Mix and distribution stations consume and mix the ”mini components” mixture from the MONO station and raw material from the raw material silos. Then the feed is blown into the particular feed dispenser.


*3 Feeds half of the section (blue string) and *4 feeds the other half of the section (green string).


*5: MONO station (*2) is able to mix a premix via a micro dispenser and an intake for fine grounded wheat. The premix is subsequently delivered to one of the hoppers. Subsequently, the premix is included in the mixed feed like the rest of components from the mineral hoppers.


*6: Space for piglets in need of relief and disease pen.


*7: On the main string RF 2-way valves are placed at each section pipe string, witch secure that the feed is blown to the correct section. Likewise at each feed dispenser RF 2-way valves and cyclone are placed as an outlet to the feed dispenser. As extra security, if a valve should fail, which would mean that the feed would not end up in the correct feed dispenser, a pipe string is lead through the wall into the corridor, where the feed will be blown out. This prevents the feed from ending up in the wrong feed dispenser which would be destructive to the test. In case of an error, an alarm will occur from the feed device and personnel will quickly correct the error.