Gestation

Please take a look at some different gestation buildings that our company has recently built. If you have any questions, please refer to our contact us page.

Construction

Here is an addition to a farm that we originally built in 2013. This is showing the walls that had to be built because of the width of the barn and also the different rooms they had inside the barn.
Here is a picture of the stainless steel trough that we install in our gestation buildings.
This is a picture of one of our framing crews swinging and setting trusses to the gestation barn.

Gestal Electronic Feeding Station

Gestal makes a free access open style penning feeding station that reads an ear chip and determines how much feed to give to the sow.
This is a side view of the Gestal Electronic Feeding Station.
When the sow walks into the feeding station, the gate will close behind her so that no other sows can walk in behind her.
When the sow is finished eating, she will back out and the gate will open so she can get out of the feeding station.
This is the brain of the Gestal Electronic Feeding Station. This is where the information is held of each sow that walks into the stall and the brain knows how much feed to give each sow.
This is the screen of the brain and it tells what the device name is and what pen it is in. It also tells the last sow fed, what time and how much feed was fed to the sow.

Maximus Electronic Feeding Station

This is a barn length view of the Maximus feeding stations.
The blue and clear tubes above the stations are each stations feeder. This is where the feed comes down into the station for each individual sow.
In this style of penning there are three stations per pen. and water away from the stations so if they want to drink the sows don’t drink the water right next to the station and cause crowding around the station.
Back and walk in view of the feeding station.
There is a bar in the stall where they eat on the floor so they do not get the opportunity to lay down in the station and block all other sows from eating.
This gate must be pushed open by the sow so she can get to the feed. This gate will open and the gate behind her will close.

Roof Lines

On this farm, the buildings are so wide that to make the trusses work better, we designed a flat roof. This is more cost effective, and helps with even snow loads on the roof.
On the more narrow barns, we do a basic triangle truss.

Floor Plans for Gestation Barn

Half of this barn is stalls and the other half is the gestation penning with a Gestal Feeding System.
A gestation barn that is a completed stalled barn.
This is a barn that has a GDU, stalls, and gestation penning all in the same barn.