Mr. Salvador Batallé is owner of Granja Mas Badia in Santa Pau (Girona, Spain). This farm belongs to “Grup Batalle”, owning several farms for farrowing, weaning and fattening pigs. When extension of the Granja Mas Badia was constructed, Mr Batallé wanted to address the air distribution inside the farrowing rooms (varying in size from 12 to 44 sows).
Besides that, he was looking for high air flow to control the heat stress in summer time. Other priorities were operation reliability, resistance in corrosive environment and low energy consumption. “I always evaluate the long-term investment”, Mr Batallé says. I prefer to look at the total costs after several years and not only to the initial purchase costs.”