Patent No. 9,220,236B2
Fresh feed, all the time. Every time.
Caring for a sow herd is a 365 day a year job and capturing the full genetic potential of today’s prolific sows requires maximum feed intake at critical times in their reproductive cycle. Achieving this without wasting feed has been a near-impossible task for even the most experienced pork producers, until now.
The MealMeter was developed by an intuitive producer who was frustrated by wasted feed and limited feed intake in the breeding area of his sow farm. This sow feeding device is instrumental in increasing feed consumption with every sow at this critical time in her reproductive cycle while at the same time greatly reducing feed waste. In areas that is either labor intensive or full of feed and water waste, the MealMeter takes the human element out of feeding and meets the demands of each sow’s varied eating times.
The MealMeter is an ad lib feed dispenser that is inserted into a drop feed tube in the breeding area or via a transition boot in lactation. It allows the sow/gilt to eat at will, which is proven to achieve maximum feed intake for pre breed gilts, weaned sows, under conditioned sows and lactating sows. Made from stainless steel and injection molded plastic, the MealMeter is easily installed and removable. This low cost addition to the feed system has high paybacks for your operation.