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Pig Farming Equipment and Prices.

To effectively achieve result in pig farming, you must have the right pig farming equipment. Different equipment are used for feeding, watering, handling, weighing, housing or offering medical services to the Pigs. We have list of pig farming equipment you need and their prices below. Read on to see some of these pig farming equipment.

Pig Feeding and Watering Equipment are those equipment that help pigs to access feed and water depending the size of the operation.

  • Automated or manual feeder
  • Speed Control device
  • Feeding Pans
  • Troughs and Feeders
  • Measuring Scale
  • Feed Scoop
  • Aluminum Bucket
  • Nipple Drinker

Medical pig Farming Equipment refer to the tools used in treatment or to perform medical procedures on the pigs and they include the following-

  • Scalpel handles
  • Blades
  • Syringes
  • Side-Cutting Pliers
  • Ear Notching pliers
  • Multiple dose syringes
  • Disposal Injections
  • Wound dressing
  • Medicine Shelf
  • Refrigerator for vaccines

SOME PIG FARMING EQUIPMENT ,PRICES AND THEIR USES

  • PIG EAR TAGS

PRICE RANGE: N18, 000-N31, 000

3 MAJOR TYPES OF EAR TAGS

  1. Medium Ear Tag
    1. Round Ear tag
    1. Standard Ear Tag

USES:

Ear tags are a must for animal farmers. They are indicated to track, prevent theft, and control disease outbreak within your herd.

  • It’s important to have the right size of ear tag as well as one appropriate for your environment and the type of animal.

Ear tags for livestock help the farmer to manage livestock to improve identification methods.

Although the use of blank ear tags and marking pens offer maximum flexibility in numbering cattle, ink fades over time and makes it hard to read tags in the pasture/field. Thus, laser engraved pre-numbered tags ensure long-term readability and offer ease of identification of inked numbers.

Ear tags have been designed to guarantee the highest possible retention rates and are easy to apply with our ear tag applicator. They are indicated for the following:

  • To enable farmers to have visual identification of livestock (thus helps monitor their movement, health, and reproduction).
  • To help control breeding, epidemics, quarantine etc.
  • For ease of record keeping (field information) and management of livestock.

To buy your Pig Ear Tags, you can click on this link below

https://www.afrimash.com/product-category/agricultural-equipment/pig-equipment/aff/124/?campaign=Sponsored

·        NIPPLE DRINKERS FOR PIGS

Price: N6, 500

The greatest feature of bite nipple drinker is its simple structure. It is made of stainless steel, composed of shell, mandrill and steel ball. This kind of pig nipple drinker has strong filtration capacity for sands or other impurities.

Nipple drinker reduces the pressure when it is put to use, in order to avoid the water flow too fast for the pig to drink.

The above price is for a pack of five pieces.

Advantages of Using Bite Nipples Drinkers for Pigs

They are:

  • Indestructible and maintenance free
  • Constant supply of hygienic water for drinking without wastage
  • Bite nipples reduce water pressure when it is put to use
Features of the Bite Nipples Drinkers for Pigs

These are:

  • Simple structure
  • Composed of shell, mandrill and steel ball
  • Has strong filtration capacity for sands or other impurities
  • Intended for pigs
·        AUTOMATIC INJECTOR/CONTINUOUS SYRINGE (0-5 ML) FOR PIGS.

Price:  N11, 500

The automatic injector is a high-quality veterinary syringe injector that makes vaccination easy for you. It is professionally used for mass administration of livestock vaccine for cow, cattle, pig, sheep, goat, horse etc. It is particularly beneficial in administering same fixed dosage per animal without having to check the settings each time they are to be vaccinated.

Also called veterinary continuous syringe, this vaccine syringe is a very easy to use, detachable, adjustable and is capable of administering up to 5ml per animal.

Advantage
  • For mass vaccination of large livestock including horses.
  • Easy to use: light-weight for easy injection during vaccination.
  • Long-term Use: It is made of high-quality rust-proof material (stainless steel)
  • Easy to clean, assemble, and maintain
  • Flexible operation: Continuous injection and adjustable
  • Accuracy: exact dosing, tubing and ascending needle
·        PIGLET FEEDER (FOR MASH AND PELLETED FEED)

Price: N30, 000

The uniquely designed piglet feeder is a modern pig equipment which allows for easy creep placement, thus provides controlled access (stainless steel dividers) to feed for growing piglets-as well as prevents feed wastage.

Piglet feeder:

Piglets are at a sensitive growth stage, thus require specific feed and proper hygiene.

While raising pigs, consideration needs to be made to maintain the value quality, reliability, and efficiency of feeding/drinking and management systems.

This informed the need to produce the uniquely designed and brightly colored piglet feeder with the following features.

  • Ad libitum dry feeder for piglet.
  • Using creep feed with the feeder, your piglets will grow up to 8kg within 6weeks
  • No feed wastage.
  • Made of reinforced plastic and stainless steel.
  • Can be filled by hand.
  • Suitable for mash and pelletized feed.
  • Can be mounted on slated or concrete floors.
  • PIG CATCHER:

Price Range: N10, 000-N15, 000

This uniquely designed modern equipment is indicated for catching, immobilization, and restraint of pigs for various farm operations (veterinary observation, treatment etc.). The catchers are self-locking and well adapted for easy use.

While raising pigs, consideration needs to be made to maintain the value quality, reliability, and efficiency of various recommended management systems. This informs the need to produce the uniquely designed pig catcher for restraint of pigs for pen cleaning, vaccinations, observations, routine farm practices etc.

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Handling Pigs

It is indicated that farmhands and stockmen who handle and restrain pigs should be shown the correct techniques relevant for the size/age of the pig. Correct handling and restraining a pig will reduce the risk of injury and stress to both the pig and stockman. Below is a list of considerations necessary for pig handling.

Equipment RequiredPersonal Safety
Safe handling areaSuitable pig boardSnares and pig catchers, if restraining older pigs for treatment 1)All livestock can be unpredictable.2)Only competent staff should handle and restrain pigs.3)Suitable protective clothing

Before restraining a pig for treatment ensure:

  • All the required equipment is ready to use.
  • The equipment is easily accessible once the pig is restrained.
  • When moving pigs, ensure the way forward is clear, secure and obvious to the pigs and ensure that the pigs are moved from dark to lighter areas with no shadows.
  • When restraining pigs, ensure the area will not pose a risk of injury to pig or stockman i.e. nonslip floor, flat sides, clear of distractions etc.

Use of snares/pig catchers for restraint

If the task will take a long time, e.g. to lance an abscess, the use of a restraining snare or snatch may be necessary to provide adequate restraint. They should only be used when absolutely necessary, and the person snaring should be trained and competent at this activity. The snare/snatch should be designed specifically for the purpose of restraining pigs and kept clean and hygienic.

Outline of use

  • Set up the area of restraint as above.
  • Control the pig’s movement with a pig board.
  • The size of the snare loop should be relevant to the size of the pig being restraint.
  • Place the snare loop in the mouth and over the top jaw and snout of the pig, and adjust the snare diameter with the rod.
  • Move the loop as far back in the mouth as possible before tightening it.
  • Hold the pole/snare securely, then use the pig board to immobilize the animal.
  • A second person can then perform the required task.
  • Release the pig as soon as possible by smoothly loosening and releasing the snare and then return the pig to its pen.
  • Pigs should not be restrained by snatching for prolonged periods.
  • Do not attempt to move the pig by pulling the pig by the snare.
  • Pigs should not be tied up by the snare.
  • Never pick a piglet up by their ear – this can cause ear hematomas – or by a front leg or tail.
·        LIVESTOCK TEETH CLIPPER (MANUAL TEETH NIPPER FOR PIGLETS).

Price: N3, 500

The teeth clipper for piglets comes in the hand-held (plier-type) and is indicated for cutting, clipping, nipping needle teeth of piglets during veterinary farm operations.

  • The hand-held clipper is quite portable, efficient and easily adapted for various veterinary operations.
  • This instrument is useful for a variety of clinical uses at a very affordable price. These instruments will come in handy for a lot of nonsurgical procedures.
  • Kindly ensure you adhere to sanitary procedures for sterilization and storage between uses.

Handheld Teeth Clipper

The teeth clipper is an instrument used in trimming and cutting the teeth of juvenile livestock especially piglets. The teeth of piglets should be clipped as soon as possible after birth. The piglet is born with 8 teeth. If the teeth are not clipped, the sow’s (mother) udder may be injured by the suckling piglets.

  • Removal of the teeth also prevents young pigs from injuring themselves while fighting or playing.
  • This tool features a sturdy cutting blade with the spring pressure system.

Why clip the teeth of young pigs?

  • Piglets bite the sow (mother) in their fight to get hold of one of her teats and suckle. The pain caused by this disturbs the sow causing her to get up and prevent her young from feeding.
  • The cuts to the sow’s udder also allow germs to infect the udder. In their fight to grasp the teat and suckle, piglets will also bite and injure one another.
  • The simple practice of clipping the teeth as soon as possible after birth prevents these problems.

When should the teeth be clipped?

  • The piglet’s teeth should be cut as soon as possible after its birth. The teeth can be cut when the pig is only 15 minutes old.
  • The sow and her young should be separated for as short a time as possible. In order to clip the teeth, you will need either a pair of tooth clippers.
  • You will need someone to help you separate the sow and her young.
  • You will also need a box containing bedding and a clean empty pen.

Process to clip the teeth

  • If the sow is not restrained, separate her from her young and place her in another pen. Take care as the sow with a litter can be dangerous.
  • Corner the piglets and keep them together or place them in a box.
  • Hold the head and press the corner of the piglet’s mouth so that the jaws open.
  • Place the clippers on either side of one pair of teeth making sure that the tongue is not in the way.
  • Tilt the head so that the pieces of the teeth will fall out of the mouth.
  • Cut the teeth as close as possible to the gums.
  • Clean/disinfect/sterilize the clippers before using them on another piglet.
  • Operate on the rest of the litter and when you have finished put the piglets back with the sow immediately.
  • Ensure you keep young piglets warm at all times.
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·        PIGLET FEEDER (1×4 FEEDER)

Price: N55, 000

The ideal feed delivery equipment is recommended to ensure delivery of fresh and uncontaminated feed to growing piglets. This is provided by the 1×4 piglet feeder as it allows each pig even access to feeds.

This ultimately allows for diligent monitoring of growth and nutrition.

1×4 piglet feeder

Pig are sensitive animals, thus require specific feed and very good hygiene etc. The average pig farmer thus has many expectations regarding the equipment used for piglet rearing.

The feeders can be used for pellets, granules or meal and also accommodates any type of dry feeding system. They can stand in pen or they can be installed in the pen partition. Rounded edges of the feeders help protect pigs against injuries.

A unique feature is that it can be easily mounted on the walls, or kept on the floor, and reduces the incidence of feed contamination-as against that obtainable when using earthen feeding and drinking troughs.

Features of the piglet feeder
  • Ad libitum dry feeder for pigs within the weight range of 8kg to 30kg
  • This feeder ensures no feed wastage.
  • Amount of feed dispensed can be adjusted easily.
  • Made of reinforced plastic with stainless steel borders.
  • Deliver feed for up to 16 pigs with 4 feeding places (thus calculate 4 animals per feeding place).
  • Can be filled by hand, thus it is suitable for mash and pelletized feed.
  • It can be mounted to the wall or just placed on the concrete floor.
·        DRINKER SET/TUBE FOR PIGS (COUPLED WITH NIPPLE DRINKER)

Price: N7, 500

To achieve optimum performance from the pigs, it is extremely important to provide fresh and clean drinking water. Thus, a sufficient amount of clean water within easy reach of the pigs is essential.

This nipple drinker set is recommended for mounting nipple drinkers and coupling with tubing system to an overhead water source. It includes a stainless steel delivery channel which ends with a hollow opening for the attachment of the nipple drinkers.

It also comes with attached support and screws for securing to the wall when mounted. The rubber tube at the other end is connected to a run through water supply system for the simultaneous supply of water to the pigs.

Each unit comes with the metal and rubber tubing, screws for attachment to walls and a bite nipple drinker

This drinker set is specially designed to forestall water contamination and provide an all-day-long supply of clean water to pigs.

Features of the drinker set
  • Unlimited access to water.
  • Clean and uncontaminated water.
  • Made of stainless steel.
  • Easy to mount on the wall.
Water supply for pigs

Optimal water management contributes to raising healthy and profitable pigs. Major sources of water for physiological needs, including growth, reproduction, and lactation are water from feedstuffs, water from metabolic processes, and drinking water.

Pigs drink from a variety of devices and the amount of water needed daily by the pig thus depend on numerous influences, including temperature, feedstuffs, stage of production and health.

Average daily water needs for pigs

Generally, grow-finish and gestating swine demonstrate a peak in water usage in the late afternoon while lactating females consume water more consistently throughout the day. Daily water needs for pigs range from

  • Less than 1.9 liters/pig/day for newly weaned pigs.
  • Greater than 5.6 liters/pig/day for grow-finish pigs utilizing nipple drinkers.
  • About 15 liters/day for gestating females.
  • About 22.7 liters/day for lactating swine.
Signs of water deficiency in pigs include:
  • Pigs/sows drink for prolonged periods when water is available.
  • Sows lick or suck water from the floor.

Leaking drinker devices/improperly constructed troughs are major sources of excess water disappearance in production facilities. Thus, nipple drinkers (with filters) are a cost-effective solution for clean drinking water as well as the reduction in contamination.

Installation of the drinker set

This drinker set has attachment options with screws to mount at appropriate heights on the wall.

  • To minimize water losses, the right height is important..
  • When drinking, the pig’s head should be inclined upwards so that the water flows directly into the pig’s mouth.
  • This is why the nipples are placed at different heights in piglet rearing and finishing.
  • When mounting brackets with 45º angles are utilized, greater heights are necessary in order for the pig to manipulate the drinker and minimize water wastage.
·        FARROWING CRATE WITH FLOOR AND HEATING LAMP (FOR PIGS)

Price: N155, 000- N330, 000

The farrowing crate is a metal enclosure in which sows used for breeding are kept shortly before and after parturition in order to keep their piglets safe.

It is designed in such a way that it is impossible for the sow to lie on the piglets, this provides the right environment for both sows and piglets in the farrowing house as well as help to minimize mortality and maximize growth rate of the piglets.

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The farrowing crate is a uniquely coupled metal cage in which pregnant sows are housed from approximately five days before birth. This continues until their piglets are weaned at approximately 28 days of age.

This equipment helps reduce piglet mortality as it reduces the risk of the piglets being crushed by the sow by controlling her movements, particularly when lying down.

Advantages of using the farrowing crates

In addition to reducing the risk of crushing, the farrowing crate has become the main form of maternity housing for pigs. It has the following advantages:

  • Economical: When compared to most indoor housing options, the farrowing crate is relatively economical.
  • Space Saving: a typical farrowing crate can fit into a floor footprint of only 3.6 square meters per sow and litter.
  • Efficient: the farrowing crate allows efficient working conditions. They facilitate relatively high levels of hygiene and minimal mucking out.
  • Safe: as the sow is constrained to the dimensions of the crate, it affords relatively safe conditions for stock people, especially when having to handle piglets.

Farrowing crates are thus considered to be economical, efficient and safe with maximizing piglet survival.

Product features;

  • Restraining of the sow close to the farrowing date
  • Fixed or adjustable keep-off rods, thus reduces the risk of piglet losses due to crushing.
  • Provides sow with a comfortable resting area.
  • Drinker set for both the sow and the piglets.
  • Made of hot-dip galvanized steel.
  • Can be adjusted in width and its design allows for a complete opening.
  • Easy to mount.
  • Easy tiltable trough for thorough and easy cleaning.
·        SOW FEEDER FOR PIGS (WITH NIPPLE DRINKER)

Price: N85, 000

This sow feeder is a high-quality, durable and efficient product designed to provide easy access to fresh feed needed to ensure productive and healthy lactating sows, which in turn translates to robust piglets.

Sow feeder: Achieving an increase in sow performance might be challenging, but achievable. Group housing and feeding of sows improve their well-being as well as their constitution. This encourages easy supervision of stock while feeding as well as reduce the incidence of contamination of the feed.

Features of the sow feeder;
  • 1 mash feeder for 12 sows.
  • 1 feeding place.
  • Nipple drinker in the trough.
  • Sows mix the feed with water themselves.
  • Suitable for mash and pelletized feed, thus no feed wastage.
  • This feeder can be mounted on the wall or just placed on the concrete floor.
·         FINISHER FEEDER FOR PIGS (1×2 FEEDER)

Price: N60, 000

In order to raise pigs with excellent health, the correct environment needs to be established, with regards to housing and feeding. The ideal feed delivery equipment is provided by the 1×2 wean to finish feeder because it allows each pig even access to the feed.

This ultimately allows for diligent monitoring of growth and nutrition.

1×2 finisher feeder for pigs.

Pig are sensitive animals, thus require specific feed and very good hygiene etc. The average pig farmer thus has many expectations regarding the equipment used for piglet rearing.

The feeders can be used for pellets, granules or meal and also accommodates any type of dry feeding system. They can stand in pen or they can be installed in the pen partition. Rounded edges of the feeders help protect pigs against injuries.

Features
  • Ad libitum dry feeder for pigs within the weight range of 30kg and above
  • No feed wastage.
  • Amount of feed dispensed can be adjusted easily.
  • Made of reinforced plastic with stainless steel borders.
  • Deliver feed for up to 8 finishers with 2 feeding places (calculate 4 animals per feeding place).
  • Can be filled by hand.
  • Suitable for mash and pelletized feed.
  • Can be mounted to the wall or just placed on the concrete floor.
·         EAR TAG APPLICATOR FOR LIVESTOCK

Price: N15,000

The High-Quality Ear Tag Applicator is a very strong, precise and reliable applicator which can be used to apply large, medium and small ear tags for livestock.

It is an undisputable fact that ear tagging has both management and production benefit. The use of a good ear tag applicator is a sure determinant of stress-free tagging process.

This high-quality ear tag applicator does not only give you high precision, it also aids the long-term retention of ear tags, makes the whole process smoother and less stressful for the animal and the operator.

This ear tag applicator can be used for different kinds of livestock ear tags.

P.S To purchase your Pig Farming Equipment

Order Online by clicking on the link below. We do nationwide delivery

https://www.afrimash.com/product-category/agricultural-equipment/pig-equipment/page/3/?campaign=Sponsored

OR

Visit the office address below to purchase your Pig farming equipment:

Afrimash Office Address        

Ground Floor, Freedom House (Beside PHCN Office), General Gas, Akobo, Ibadan  200103, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Call : +2348094091115

Available Pig Farming Resources:

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