Farmweld Shelf Feeder. – precise feed flow, minimum waste
Choose the Farmweld Shelf Feeder for advanced wet-dry feeding from the leader in wean-to-finish feeder design.
Farmweld’s elevated feeding shelf design allows feed to flow evenly to enhance feed consumption and reduce waste for pigs from 10 pounds to market weight. The pig feeder performs well with various types of rations and other irregular feed particles.
The Farmweld Shelf Feeder offers the patented R adjust™ System with easy-to-read technology. R adjust gives you infinite power to control feed costs and maximize consumption across your entire production system.
The Farmweld Shelf Feeder features an elevated, open shelf where feed drops from the hopper. Pigs eat directly from the shelf, or they brush feed into the feed pan for continuous feed delivery. The hog feeder is ideal for alternative feeds or rations that contain irregular feed consistency. The feeder features the R adjust that allows for finely tuned adjustments that match feed flow with eating behavior. So, just the right amount of feed is delivered to the shelf. Any pig can eat comfortably and efficiently without wasting feed.
More hopper capacity – The 36″ (914 mm) height of the Farmweld Shelf Feeder allows for greater hopper capacity. The extra height also limits pigs from eating from the top and keeps them away from the drop tubes.
Early-weaned pigs in wean-to-finish barns take off quickly with the Farmweld Shelf Feeder. Like our proven Farmweld Jumbo Feeder, the new shelf feeder features a low, 4 3/4″ (121 mm) front lip and wide feed spaces to provide optimal feed access and minimum waste. Baby pigs often share a feeding space with a pen mate or two. Experts say this facilitates ideal social eating behavior.
High quality Farmweld construction – The new Farmweld Shelf Feeder is constructed with 100%, #304 stainless steel. Full-hemmed edges and reinforced corners mean a better return on your investment. All components are built with heavy-duty 16- and 18-gauge stainless steel to resist corrosion and damage by pigs. With premium grade materials and high quality craftsmanship, you can’t beat the durability and function of the new Farmweld Shelf Feeder.
Roomy feed spaces – Today’s heavier pigs require bigger feed spaces. The Farmweld Shelf Feeder’s feed spaces are 14″ (356 mm) wide x 11″ (279 mm) deep. The wide feed space allows pigs to eat straight at the feeder rather than at an angle that can block feed spaces.
The R adjust is easy to operate for extreme accuracy and infinite control of feeder settings.
The innovative numeric dial makes it easy to select and communicate the proper feeder settings to your production team.
High quality water nipples – Each Farmweld Shelf Feeder has a stainless steel water pipe that feeds Edstrom™ high quality nipples – one nipple per feed hole. There are no screens or springs in the design for less maintenance and longer wearlife than lower quality nipples.
Solid dividers are a preferred feature in Farmweld feeders because they are proven to work! Years ago, Farmweld teamed with Kansas State University scientists to study the effect of solid dividers on performance. The research concluded that solid divider feeders, compared with open rod feeders, reduce end weight variation because pigs ignore their neighbors and stay focused on eating. Farmweld Shelf Feeder’s solid dividers also contribute to safety because they are designed to keep small pigs from getting caught or injured underneath the dividers. The design of the pan area helps to keep smaller pigs from getting caught behind the nipple or between feeding sides.
Various feeder lengths are available, including: 28″ (712 mm) with two feed spaces, 42″ (1,067 mm) with three feed
spaces, 56″ (1,423 mm) with four feed spaces, and 70″ (1,779 mm) with five feed spaces.
“I think the pigs have really performed well; they came into the barn at an average of 13 pounds. The first load out we had some that weighed 317 pounds, and they hadn’t even been here five months,” R.D. Waddington says. “I attribute the weight gain to the Shelf Feeder myself. They can take the feed off the shelf and get it wet to their tastes.”
“We have two ten-year-old barns and changed the feeders in one to the Farmweld Shelf Feeder. That barn had a 15# heavier barn average with the same genetics, feed and days on feed.” – Edgar Miller, Miller Farm, White Pigeon, MI